Release Date: 10th May 2016
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“In a country so severely damaged like Somalia, no one can do anything.” - how many times have we been told this?
Ever since the author learns about the situation in the conflict zones, he is determined to “do something” about it. Despite being told countless number of times that “it’s impossible” he gathers friends from Japan and Africa and continues to find anything that “only they can do.” The gap between expectations and reality, the feeling of helplessness due to the lack of concrete answers, conflicts within the team… after overcoming many hardships, they encounter a group of gang members the same age as them: dubbed “an army of terrorist reserves.” Despised from society, gang members who had once closed their heart start opening up again saying “I started to live my life over again.” Japanese and Somali youth start to bring change…! Picked up by international media such as the BBC, Al Jazeera, Somali National Broadcasting Corporation, J-WAVE, Nippon Television… this is the story of the many struggles these young challengers go through.
Release Date: September 1, 2017
A single strong desire to do something about the world’s worst conflict zones in Somalia: this group of Japanese youth have been acting based on this one single will. From there they saw the link between the Somali gangs and terrorism. How can we eradicate terrorism from this world? We know “dialogue” is key. But what to do when there are no means? A new approach in this modern world of counter-terrorism and conflict resolutions.