Ibrahim, Suleiman, Manar and Altayeb have been friends for over 45 years. They left their motherland in the 1960s and 1970s to study film abroad and founded the Sudanese Film Group in 1989. After years of distance and exile, they are reunited, hoping to finally make their old dream come true; to bring cinema to Sudan. They are determined to leave something behind and ignite the love for cinema. Throughout the images they created, the ones they lost and the ones they had hoped to make, the beautiful and horrific faces of their country appear.
Born in Sudan in 1979, he lived there until the age of 16. He studied film at the Université Paris VIII in France and worked as a freelance cameraman and editor for Al-Qarra, Al Jazeera and France 24. He has written and directed many short fiction films and documentaries, like Ode To My Feet (2012). Talking About Trees is his first feature-length documentary. During his research into Sudanese audio-visual archives he found some films believed to have been lost and actively participated in national and international projects to save and digitise them, including those of Ibrahim Shadad, Suleiman Mohamed Ibrahim and Altayeb Mahdi.
Thursday 24: Broadway Cinemas, room 9, 11:45 hours
Saturday 26: Cervantes Theater, 19:15 hours