Film Premiere - The Two Sudans, Thursday, 28th November 2013

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung East & Horn of Africa kindly invites you to the film premiere of The Two Sudans - An online web-documentary that tells the stories of ordinary people from North and South against the background of the separation of the two countries.

The premiere coincides with the official launch of the film project in Berlin, Germany. The Kenyan event will take place:

Date: Thursday, 28th November 2013, 6.30 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institute Nairobi, Auditorium (Monrovia Street, Maendeleo House)
Free Admission

After the film premiere, a panel debate will focus on the film project and its main questions about “Home – Identity – Future” as well as on the current situation in the two Sudans. Moderated by Katrin Seidel, Director of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung East & Horn of Africa, among the panelists will be:

  • SIMON LOKWANG aka BINGO – Bingo is one of the filmmakers involved in the project. He had lived as a civil war refugee in Kakuma Camp in the North of Kenya for over 15 years before he studied at the film school in Nairobi. In 2008 he went back to Juba and has since been working for the Southern Sudan TV network.
  • DONG SAMUEL LUAK - Dong is the Secretary of the Board of Directors at the Sudd Institute and former Secretary General of South Sudan Law Society. He holds a post-graduate diploma in public law from El-Nelian University Khartoum and served previously as the legal counsel in the Ministry of Justice in Sudan. He is a member of the South Sudan Constitutional Review Commission representing civil society.

We look forward to welcoming you on this evening and to continue the conversations with snacks and drinks after the official program.

About the film project
On 9th July, 2011 the largest African nation was split into two: Sudan and South Sudan. Preceding that date, a group of young filmmakers from Sudan and Germany felt the need to witness the impact of this unique, historical moment with their cameras.
Driven by the interest to understand how these events are affecting the lives of the people in North and South, the Sudanese directors started to follow their protagonists – sometimes friends or family members – asking questions about their lives, hopes and dreams. What will change in your future life? What does home mean to you? How can you reach your personal goals? How do you define your identity?

With the support of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, and others, an ongoing web-documentary was created, embarking on a visually and emotionally capturing journey into Sudan and South Sudan. From a place with virtually no film infrastructure, young film makers are telling the stories of those whose voices are never heard.

You can view The Two Sudans trailer here: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Website: http://www.ke.boell.org/web/index-668.html

RSVP: Susan Ndung'u, Communication Coordinator on ke-info@ke.boell.org. Tel: T +254 20 2680745 / 2613992.

 

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