African Film Festival Inc., Doc Watchers' Inc, and Maysles Cinema Present:|
Four Days of African Docs and Verite Fiction
Curated by Hellura Lyle
Saturday, May 17th, 4:00pm
Spotlight on Sudan
Cultural Healing Community Cinema Project
The Cultural Healing project trained Sudanese journalism students, civil society representatives and young people to make short documentary films that expressed their cultures and traditions. This project is based on a concept developed by British-Sudanese filmmaker Taghreed Elsanhouri.
Mudzamil, 2013, 11 min., Sudan
A touching tribute to Ami Abdalseed, the caretaker and cook for the Red Sea High-school for boys. As generations of students fondly recollect their memories of Abdalseed, a powerful portrait of a man prepared to live by his principles and defy authority in his own unique way begins to emerge.
Mustafa Jawhar and Hind Elsheik, 2013,16min, Sudan
A town pays tribute to an abandoned cinema.
The Crying Sea
Aladin Reyhan and Hashim Fath Alrahman, 2013, 12 min, Sudan
The Crying Sea celebrates the gift of the Red Sea to the city of Port Sudan and makes an urgent plea to its citizens to wake up to the consequences of sea pollution.
Mohamed Abdalaziem (aka Fox), 2013, 14 min., Sudan
This film follows a Southern Sudanese musician as he bids a prolonged and bittersweet farewell to Khartoum, the city in which he grew up, before his repatriation to South Sudan.
Only a Child
Eltahir Daoud , 2013, 10 min, Sudan
This film tells the story of a young boy who has given up his schooling so his brothers can continue with their education.
Maha Abdalmoniem, 2013, 11 min, Sudan
An intimate portrait of the filmmaker's aunt as she, from the repose of old age, recollects how she overcame the stigma of divorce and forged an independent life as a woman alone.
Train of Longing
Najwa Yaasin, 2013, 13 min, 2013, Sudan
Atbara was once known as the city of iron and steel and it was the railway that made it one of the most cosmopolitan and prosperous corners of Sudan. This film tells the tale of a city and its population and how the coming of the railway changed them both.
Post-Screening Q&A with Tagreed Elsanhouri and filmmakers & reception.
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