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Our Beloved Sudan

Sofa Cinema

4/04/205/04/20

Join The Mosaic Rooms for our second Sofa Cinema event, a screening of the documentary film Our Beloved Sudan by director Taghred Elsanhouri. The film is being screened on our Vimeo channel on the weekend from 4th to 5th of April 2020.

Our Beloved Sudan documents the political destiny of the Sudanese nation from its birth in 1956 to its eventual partition in 2011. Juxtaposing the story of a mixed race family caught across the North/South divides with a larger social commentary through interviews with political key figures, director Taghred Elsanhouri seeks to understand how the Sudanese reached the point where they must part and how to make peace with that parting. The film won the Luxor Film Festival Silver Jury Award 2011.

Sudan | 2011 |  93 min | Arabic and English, with English subtitles

How to watch:

Follow this link and enter the password: sofacinemaMR02
The password will only work during the weekend 4 – 5 April 2020.

Taghred Elsanhouri is an independent director, researcher and writer in London. In her work she addresses political and social transformations with a documentary yet personal lens. Interested in the role of art as tool in peace-building, mediation and in truth and reconciliation processes, Elsanhouri focuses her work on Sudan. She is known for her films Our Beloved Sudan (2011), Mother Unknown (2009), The Orphans of Mygoma (2008), and All About Darfur (2005). Her debut documentary feature All About Darfur premiered at Toronto Film Festival 2005.

 

Image: (c) Taghred Elsanhouri. Still from Our beloved Sudan (2011).

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