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Beats of the Antonov

Dir: Hajooj Kuka
Sudan-South Africa 2014, 65 mins
Cert: 12*

“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.


Date :
March 27, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
5 for 4 offer, Activism, Celebrating Sanctuary, documentary, Folk Music, Sudan
This event was part of Flatpack 9


Flatpack Palais @ The Bond
180-182 Fazeley St.
Birmingham, B5 5SE
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Tickets will be available from the venue on the day - box office opens 30 minutes before the advertised event start time.