Spotlight: Sudan

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    Diving into the urgent developments unfolding in Sudan, the program includes three films and talks with the directors. With Spotlight: Sudan, IDFA aims to increase awareness, promote solidarity, and send a signal to the filmmakers: IDFA is standing by their side.

    Items in this selection

    Beats of the Antonov

    • Hajooj Kuka
    • 2014

    The musical tradition in South Sudan gains new meaning through the Bashir government’s bombings: it keeps the people alive, both in body and in spirit. A musical exploration shedding new light on the Sudanese conflict.

    Khartoum Offside

    • Marwa Zein
    • 2019

    A portrait of female soccer players in Khartoum, as they struggle for a place both on the field and in Sudan’s conservative society—with humor, perseverance and irrepressible optimism.

    Talking About Trees

    • Suhaib Gasmelbari
    • 2019

    In Sudan, cinema is a thing of the past, but four directors and lifelong friends refuse to accept it. Although film is clearly out of favor with the current regime, the four men remain determined, hopeful and touchingly funny.