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Sudanese Film Group

USSR, EG, SUD, GDR 1964-1989, 174 min

Eight films by directors Suliman Elnour, Eltayeb Mahdi, Ibrahim Shaddad of the Sudanese Film Group (SFG).

Synopsis

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a group of filmmakers working in the film department of the Ministry of Culture at the time published the magazine CINEMA. This group founded the Sudanese Film Group (SFG) in April 1989 in order to be able to act more independently of the state. Their aim was to be involved in all aspects of film production, screening and teaching and to maintain the Sudanese* passion for cinema. On 30 June 1989, however, the coup, which brought with it a distrust of all forms of art, ended all cultural endeavours. All civil society organisations were banned. In 2005 the firm hand of the state was finally loosened somewhat and SFG was able to register again.

AFRIKA, DŽUNGLI, BARABAN I REVOLJUCIJA 
Africa, the Jungle, Drums and Revolution, USSR 1977, 11 min., Regie: Suliman Elnour

WA LAKIN ALARDH TADUR
It Still Rotates, USSR 1978, 19 min., Suliman Elnour, Regie: Suliman Elnour

AL DHAREEH
The Tomb, Egypt 1977, 17 min., Regie: Eltayeb Mahdi

ARBA’A MARAT LIL-ATFAL
Four Times For Children, Sudan 1979, 21 min., Regie: Eltayeb Mahdi

AL MAHATTA
The Station, Sudan 1989, 16 min., Regie: Eltayeb Mahdi

JAGDPARTIE
Hunting Party, GDR 1964, 41 min., Regie: Ibrahim Shaddad

JAMAL
A Camel, Sudan 1981, 14 min., Regie: Ibrahim Shaddad

AL HABIL
The Rope, Sudan 1985, 32 min., Regie: Ibrahim Shaddad

*The duration refers to the original projection speed of 24fps.