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Archives of Sudan: Heroic Bodies

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Heroic Bodies highlights the development of the Sudanese women’s movement within the framework of body politics. Researcher and activist Sara Suliman’s directorial debut investigates how the human body became a common refractor for both repression and resistance to the state, patriarchy, and colonial oppression, during the eras of British colonialism and post-independence. Footage includes interviews with leading activists, artists and academics, plus rare archive footage. This documentary uncovers the creative practices that contributed to the process of Sudanese women’s emancipation, transforming violated bodies into “Heroic Bodies”.

Sara Suliman is a UK-based Sudanese Filmmaker; A Chevening scholar, researcher, activist, Producer, and Director; And founder of “Fenti (Dates in Nubian Dialect) Productions” an Independent Film Production House. This Special Screening is in partnership with Batikh Batikh Collective, a Philadelphia-based pop-up cinema and gallery that centers South-West Asian North African (SWANA) women and queer artists.

Arts and Culture
Global Affairs
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East Africa