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Sudanese women have been robbed of the rights to their own bodies in recent times, enduring brutal forms of oppression, abuse, and violations. Heroic Bodies explores the various forms of struggle Sudanese women have faced. It shines light on their fight to take back the rights to their bodies and establish their freedom. The film showcases women tapping into the body politics of resistance through demonstrations, civil disobedience, and hunger strikes. The women take centerstage, exposing themselves to imprisonment and torture in their persistent pursuit of the right to education and bodily autonomy. They enroll in medical training, break social norms by becoming artists and entertainers, embrace a matriarchal religion of women worship such as Zar, and let their bodies be free.

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    95 minutes
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  • Director
    Sara Suliman
  • Producer
    Sara Suliman
  • Cinematographer
    Faris Kermani, Khalid Awad, Mohammed Adlan, Salah Abdelmahmoud Nasser, Ladan Anoushfar, Mansour Ahmed Omer, Muaz Osman, Mohamed Subahi
  • Editor
    Emad Maher