SUDAN's Forgotten Films | Documentary | By Suhaib Gasmelbari & Katharina von schroeder
Two elderly men, Benjamin and Awad, run Sudan's National Film Archive.
Home to some 13,000 films, the archive preserves pivotal moments of the country’s turbulent history and is one of the largest in Africa. Yet the archive is in a fragile state: following years of neglect and poor storage, many film reels are turning to dust in Sudan's unforgiving tropical climate.
The men, who have worked together for more than 40 years, are devoted to protecting their country's visual legacy.
It’s a struggle against a quicksand of challenging circumstances while facing their own mortality.
Director SUHAIB GASMELBARI & KATHARINA VON SCHROEDER | Producer SUHAIB GASMELBARI & FLORIAN SCHEWE | Camera SUHAIB GASMELBARI | Editor ANDRÉ NIER
Co-Production with BASMA FILMS (Sudan)
Broadcaster AL JAZEERA ENGLISH | FILMPAGE
Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2018 - Arts & Culture Story of the Year
The Association for International Broadcasting Awards 2018 - Best Arts & Culture Program