Beats of the Antonov & Wade Get Out 7 Jan 2016 Promo 1:00 min
Beats of the Antonov | Hajooj Kuka | Sudan | 2014 | 63 min
Beats of the Antonov is a feature documentary about the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, during civil war. The film 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.
People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary, 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
Wade, Get Out | Aida Grovestins | Senegal | 2014 | 46 min
The film follows ‘Y’en a Marre’ (‘We’re Fed Up’), a collective of rappers and journalists from Dakar’s inner city, that join forces to mobilize the Senegalese youth to revolt and register to vote Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade out of power in the 2012 elections. By using animations over the live action footage, the dark atmosphere of the tension hanging over the city is subtly highlighted.
Nominee, Passion for Freedom Festival, 2014