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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 Adam & Howa: In a small town, in the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan a rickshaw driver struggles to overcome his past until he meets a mysterious stranger.

Filmmaker Bio: Sarra Idris is a Sudanese-American director, editor, and visual artist based in New York. She is the partner and co-founder of Golden Tusk Labs, a creative development company devoted to telling great stories from unexplored perspectives. As an editor, Sarra has over 15 years of experience in various projects across TV, commercials, web series, short films, and music videos. Companies include NBC Universal (Saturday Night Live), PSYOP, Google Creative Lab, MPC, Twitter, Pentagram, and BBC America. As a director, Sarra's short films have been screened at the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase, New York African Film Festival, Cinetopia Film Festival at the Smithsonian Arab American National Museum (AANM), and The ICA London. Outside of her professional ventures, Sarra is committed to promoting cross-cultural understanding for underrepresented voices. She worked and taught in Sudan (in both Kosti and Khartoum) as part of The Cultural Healing Program and as an Artist in Residence at the Rashid Diab Arts Centre in Khartoum.

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    8 minutes
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    Sarra Idris