Directed by Hajooj Kuka
Sudan, 2015 , 68 min.
Thursday Evening Documentary Films
Sponsored by EAI Information Systems
This film event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov)
Sudan has been in an almost constant state of civil war since it achieved independence in 1956 and split into a pair of sovereign states in 2011. On the border between the two, Russian-made Antonov planes indiscriminately drop bombs on settlements in the Nuba Mountains below. Yet, incredibly, the people of the Blue Nile respond to adversity with music, singing and dancing to celebrate their survival. Beats of the Antonov explores how music binds a community together, offering hope and a common identity for refugees engaged in a fierce battle to protect cultural traditions and heritage from those trying to obliterate them.
In Arabic with English subtitles.
Not suitable for children.
All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.