Dir: Hajooj Kuka
Sudan-South Africa 2014, 65 mins
“War is good and bad… it can connect kids to their culture.”
— refugee Insaf Awad
Opening with vivid footage of a bombing raid which ends in nervous laughter, this thoughtful, moving film explores the role that music plays as a survival strategy and safety valve for people in the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains, caught up in Sudan’s devastating and ongoing civil war. The film features some electric performances, including a sassy teenage choir and a DIY electric instrument using brake cables for strings.
This screening is presented in partnership with Celebrating Sanctuary, and before the film there will be a short live set from Sudanese singer and instrumentalist Salih Hassan Nour.