Beats of the Antonov
68 mins | Sudan / South Africa | 2014
Directed by Hajooj Kuka
Sudan has been in an almost constant state of civil war since it achieved independence in 1956, and it 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.
Sudanese cuisine available at The Goods Cafe before the screening!
Followed by Q&A with community respondents
Screening Sunday 8th May
Alice Springs Cinema