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Director Ridley Scott’s dramatic and frenetic tale of the Battle of Mogadishu won the Oscar for Best Editing and Best Sound. Scott narrowly missed winning the Best Director award.
Despite its popularity, the film was not received without controversy. Somali groups denounced the film for inhumane depictions of their people, while several critics called the film racist, and still others noted major factual inaccuracies including Malaysian and Pakistani officials who said their incorrectly portrayed and heavily involved in battle.
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