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This month's Arab Film Series - Next Gen Sudan -brings us an intimate look at Sudanese youth - the challenges they face, the tough lessons learned, and the pride of being the next generation to make an impact. These three short Sudanese films, directed by a powerhouse of young, brilliant Sudanese filmmakers, give us a glimpse into the triumphs and troubles facing this next generation.

The films are Video-On-Demand style, so guests can view these films at their leisure and on their own time. Films are only available to audiences in U.S. and Canada. To make this experience complete, we are pleased to host a live, virtual talkback with Hashim Hassan (Director of A Handful of Dates), Sarra Idris (Director of Adam & Howa) and Suzannah Mirghani (Director of Al-Sit)! The talkback will take place live, at 3 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

Synopsis A Handful of Dates: In a mythical Sudanese village between the desert and the Nile, a young boy enjoys an idyllic childhood, taking pleasure in the fertile fruits of the land and basking by the river. But the boy's precious world begins to unravel when he learns the disturbing truth behind his family's fortune and a certain farmer's inevitable demise.

Filmmaker Bio

Hashim Hassan received his B.A. in Middle East Studies from UC Santa Barbara and his M.F.A. in Directing from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. A Handful of Dates is his 4th short film and his first filmmaking venture in Sudan. Hashim is currently a freelance Video Producer serving local businesses and Non-Profits in California’s Central Valley while pursuing his passion for writing, acting and directing in TV and Film. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    12 minutes
  • Country
  • Director
    Hashim Hassan
  • Screenwriter
    Issraa Elkogali
  • Producer
    Hashim Hassan, Mamdooh Salih, Issraa Elkogali
  • Cast
    Abdelhakim Eltahir, Diab Abdelnaser Diab, Abdallah Jaknoon
  • Cinematographer
    Khalid Awad
  • Production Design
    Mehera Saliem
  • Composer
    Dexter Story
  • Sound Design
    Jake Viator