Event Date and time: Wednesday 12th April, 2017 | 18:30-20:30
Venue Details: P21 Gallery | 21 Chalton St, Kings Cross, London NW1 1JD
Organisers: P21 Gallery
Event website: Cinema in Sudan
Event Cost: Free
Curator: Frederique Cifuentes
As part of the exhibition Sudan: Emergence of Singularities
A season blending contemporary visual arts, theatre, music, design, films and words from and about Sudan
The Diclocation of Amber
Year: 1975 / Runtime: 32 minutes
Language: Arabic / English subtitles
The “Dislocation of Amber” was filmed in the city of Suakin, a formerly flourishing port in Sudan. All those who have previously written on Suakin admitted to the complexity of the town as a subject. So intriguing is Suakin that not even the origin of its name is agreed upon. Its history is one of famine & opulence, devas- tation and progress, rich trade and damage, involving colonialism. What makes Suakin so abidingly memorable is its resilience, built through war and conquests; the historical town is a product of determination and competitiveness.
Tigers Are Better Looking
Year: 1979 / Runtime: 20 minutes / Language: English
About the Film: Tigers are Better Looking is an adap- tation of a short story by Jean Rhys. In the film, Sha- riffe directs his view towards exile in Europe, showing the wide disparity between North and South. The film contrasts two different civilisations, the homeland, Sudan, and the country of exile, Great Britain. Through poetic abstractions the director manages to portray the strong sense of exile and the longing for the homeland.
There will be Q&A with director Hussein Shariffe’s daughters after the film screening.