Zeila Films is a New York-based production company founded in 2008 by writer, actress and filmmaker Idil Ibrahim. The name of the company was inspired by the Somali city of antiquity, Zeila (Saylac), which is surrounded by the sea on three sides and served as a center for trade, intercultural exchange and the sharing of ideas for many civilizations. Zeila Films aims to create film and media projects that promote diverse interests/issues and cross-cultural understandings of domestic and global concerns with an emphasis on voices, images and stories that are not ordinarily seen or heard in mainstream media. The company produces feature and short-length narrative and documentary films, music videos, commercials and web media projects intended to foster dialogue and inspire action

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