COMPETITION

Hajooj Kuka

Soudan

Synopsis

When Adnan, a war hero, is distracted from rejoining his South Sudanese rebel army unit after the lull afforded by the rainy season, he has to evade his commander’s efforts to round up the troops until he can retrieve his weapon. Together with his friend Absi, who is reluctant to join the battlefront, Adnan hides from likely arrest for being AWOL, jealous former amorous conquests, and the judgement of tribal elders. At once wry and quixotic, aKasha irreverently shatters stereotypical depictions of war and the endurance of communities. Shooting under duress and against the odds, director hajooj kuka accomplishes a vital feat to follow Beats of the Antonov, his award-winning documentary about resilience and resistance in the face of adversity.

Country

Sudan, South Africa, Qatar, Germany

Year

2018

Length

78 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

Arabic

Fiche technique

Production Company : Big World Cinema, Refugee Club, Komplizen Film

Interprétation

Marcus, Kamal Ramadan, Ganja Mohamed Chakado, Abdallah Alnur, Najla Kamal

Contact

Production Company : Big World Cinema, Refugee Club, Komplizen Film