Arab Film Series Online: Next Gen Sudan

Film still: Al-Sit (2020)

Films available Thursday, July 15 – Sunday, July 18, 2021

Arab Film Series Online: Next Gen Sudan (Short film collection)

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In partnership with ArteEast and AFMI, AANM’s Arab Film Series Online this month brings us an intimate look at Sudanese youth—the challenges they face, the tough lessons learned and the pride of being the next generation to make an impact. Three short Sudanese films, directed by a powerhouse of young, brilliant Sudanese filmmakers, give us a glimpse into the triumphs and troubles facing this next generation.

Guests can view the film on demand, in the U.S. and Canada, from 6 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 15, 2021 to 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 18, 2021.

The program will feature a live, virtual talkback with directors Hashim Hassan (A Handful of Dates), Sarra Idris (Adam & Howa) and Suzannah Mirghani (Al-Sit) at 3 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 18. 

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Featured films:

A Handful of Dates (2020) dir. Hashim Hassan
In a mythical Sudanese village between the desert and the Nile, a young boy enjoys an idyllic childhood, taking pleasure in the fertile fruits of the land and basking by the river. But the boy’s precious world begins to unravel when he learns the disturbing truth behind his family’s fortune, and a certain farmer’s inevitable demise.
12 minutes / Sudan / Drama / Arabic with English Subtitles

Adam & Howa (2015) dir. Sarra Idris
In a small town, in the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan a rickshaw driver struggles to overcome his past until he meets a mysterious stranger.
8 minutes / Sudan / Drama / Arabic with English Subtitles

Al-Sit (2020) dir. Suzannah Mirghani
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa’s future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?
20 minutes / Sudan, Qatar / Drama / Arabic with English Subtitles


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  • July 15, 2021 6:00 pm - July 18, 2021 11:55 pm
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