Sudan

Gadalla Gubara – Tajouj (1977)

An enchanting and humorous blend of music, fable, and melodrama, Tajouj has become a classic of African cinema, the first Sudanese feature film and also the debut film of Gadalla Gubara. The story of a forbidden love triangle among the nomadic Beja people of the Eastern Desert in 19th-century Sudan, Tajouj stars Salah Ibn Albadya, a nationally beloved performer best known for his mystical Sufi and romantic ballads. Read More »

Marwa Zein – Khartoum Offside (2019)

Sara dreams of opening a bar and fielding a team for the Women’s Football World Cup. Keeping close to its protagonists, this documentary gives an account of everyday existence in Khartoum and how tradition, politics and religion dictate women’s lives. Read More »

Amjad Abu Alala – You Will Die at 20 (2019)

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Shortly after Muzamil was born, the village’s holy man predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil’s father can’t stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, overly protective. One day, Muzamil turns 19. Read More »

Suhaib Gasmelbari – Talking About Trees (2019)

We follow four Sudanese filmmakers on their journey through dusty archives and bureaucratic institutions. Their dream: To bring cinema back to Sudan. Read More »