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African Film Festival 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013
2:30 p.m. Our Beloved Sudan
Taghreed Elsanhouri (Sudan, 2011)

"An eye-opening account of an issue that hasn’t received nearly enough international attention."—Rolling Stone

(Sudanna al Habib). The complex history of Sudan, from its establishment in 1956 to its partition in 2011, is detailed through interviews, rare archival footage, and the personal experiences of one mixed-race family. Amira Alteraify, born of a Northern father and a Southern mother, spent part of her childhood with her mother and part with her father’s family, where she was treated as a servant. Her efforts to come to terms with these difficult experiences bring into sharp relief the larger struggles of her nation.

• (92 mins, In Arabic and English with English subtitles, Color, Digital Video)

Preceded by:
Farewell Exile (Lamia Alami, Morocco, 2011). (Salam Ghourba). Fatima, whose husband has emigrated to France, longs for a better life for her young son. (15 mins, In Arabic with English subtitles, Color, Digital Video)

Total running time: 107 mins