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The Project is a gripping feature-length documentary co-directed by MPI filmmaker Adam Ciralsky. The Project tells the breathtaking and action-packed story of a private militia formed to fight Somali pirates who prey on some of the world's busiest shipping lanes. Since the mid-2000s, heavily armed pirates have hijacked hundreds of vessels and taken thousands of hostages for ransom. Private mercenaries formed the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF) to fight piracy and establish stability in the area. Part documentary and part thriller, The Project takes an up-close look at the undertakings of the PMPF, exploring its intense and dangerous pursuit of Somali pirates. The result is a mesmerizing narrative that delves deep into the political, cultural, and economic complexities of international peacekeeping missions.