Last Hijack – Interactive

How to Survive in a Failed State

Last Hijack Interactive is an online transmedia experience that allows you to explore the hijacking of a ship in Somalia. Exploring both sides of the story, Last Hijack Interactive allows you to uncover the complex realities behind piracy in Somalia though the eyes of a pirate and a captain, an advocate and a journalist, a parent and a wife. Combining live-action video and animation, the interactive experience gives the user the opportunity to navigate the real stories of these people, building to the hijack itself and the resulting aftermath. What are the causes and consequences of piracy? And what is the impact of piracy in Somalia and in Western countries? Together with an elegant use of data visualization, Last Hijack Interactive provides a unique, informative and eye-opening glimpse into the murky world of hijackings in Somalia.

The interactive experience is the counterpart to Last Hijack, a feature length film combining animation with documentary storytelling directed by Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta.

See also:Last Hijack – Film



A Submarine Channel production in coproduction with Razor Film, ZDF, IKON

Written & directed by: Tommy Pallotta,Femke Wolting
Produced by:  Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting
Co-producers:  Gerard Meixner, Roman Paul
Research & Interviews: Jamal Osman
Interactive Director:  Mirka Duijn
Research: Jelte Zonneveld, Lieke van den Ouwelant
DOP:   Ahmed Farah
Interactive line producer NL:  Nicolette Nol
Associate producer ZDF: Lucia Haslauer, Lucas Schmidt, Isa Ostertag
Assistant producer Germany: Verona Meier
Production assistant: Marlijn Koers
Interface Design: Christiaan de Rooij
Developer: Gijs Kattenberg
Publicity:Yaniv Wolf
Production accountant:Monika Heimer
Illustrations & design: Gustavo Garcia, Aaron Sacco
Animation/compositing: Dustin Kershaw, Christiaan de Rooij
Animation intern: Colline Bouchara-Lapin
Editor:  Jasper Verhorevoort, Edgar Burcksen
Additional editing:  Maurice Bedaux, Patrick Minks
Co-writer: Fabie Hulsebos
ShootUK:  Alexander Oey
Camera: Ahmed Farah, Jackó van ‘tHof
Translations: Abdimalik Yusuf, Sara Segal, Farhia Mumin, Amina Bille, Fatima Nur
Subtitles:  Subs, Einion Media
Data visualization development: Systemantics
Sound design:  Hein Verhoeven
Original music: Kreidler
This production was supported by:  ZDF, IKON, Film- und Medienstifung NRW, Dutch Media Fund,
Netherlands Film Fund, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Amsterdam

Special thanks:
Mohamed Nur
Colin Darch
Nur Farax
Abdifatah Omar Geeddi, Editor-in-Chief
Radio Daljir
Barbara Darch
Stephen Askins
Radio Daljir and Daljir Youth Learning
Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed ‘Tallman’
Ministry of Defense
Sundance Institute New Frontiers Story Lab
Fabie Hulsebos
Remco Vlaanderen
Willeke Steenbeeke
Simon Byrne