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The Project

Synopsis

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.Official Film Website

A former CIA attorney turned journalist and director of The Project, Adam Ciralsky has won numerous awards for his work, including three Emmys and a Peabody Award for Significant and Meritorious Achievement in Broadcasting and Cable.

Credits

GENRE
Documentary
Directors
Adam Ciralsky and Shawn Efran
Editor
Alyse Ardell Spiegel
Director of Photography
Ian Robbie
Producers
Shawn Efran
Adam Ciralsky
Co-Producers
Roger Carstens
John Forté
Executive Producers
Adam Ciralsky
Shawn Efran
Additional Editing
Malcolm Hearn
Galen Summer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Ryan Gibson
Design and Animation
Ryan Gibson
Associate Editor
Connor Kalista
Composer
John Forté
Music Supervisor
John Forté
Post Production Supervisor
Connor Kalista
Associate Producers
Adam Loeb
Judith Aley
Total Running Time
90 minutes

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Events

  • 10.29.13The Project screens at the Austin Film Festival, at 7:00 p.m., at the Imax theater. Get more information at AustinFilmFestival.com.
  • 10.25.13The Project screens at the Austin Film Festival, at 2:30 p.m., at the State theater. Get more information at AustinFilmFestival.com.
  • 10.25.13The Project screens at the Bergen Film Festival. Get more information here.
  • 10.23.13The Project screens at the Bergen Film Festival. Get more information here.
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