Sudan Film List

Title: Nuba conversations (2001)
Format: VHS
Language: In English, Nubian and Arabic with English subtitles.
Run Time: 52 min.
Description: Ten years after shooting Kafi’s Story, British filmmaker Arthur Howes re-entered the Sudan clandestinely to find out what had happened to the Nuba of Torogi. Everywhere he encountered the jihad or holy war. The fundamentalist Sudanese regime is pursuing its policy of forced Arabization through a systematic disruption of the Nuba family, by killing their cattle and burning their villages. While Nuban women hide in caves 60,000 Nuba children have been abducted to camps were they are forcibly converted to Islam. Howes estimates that 40% of the Sudanese Army is now composed of Nuba men.
Genre: Documentary

Title: The Islamic wave (2000)
Format: VHS
Language: English
Run Time: 50 Min.
Description: Examines the sociopolitical landscape of Islamic hotspots in the Middle East, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sudan and elsewhere. Film also examines Islam’s increasing popularity and considers the use of violence by Muslim extremists to attain their goals.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Sudan: on the slave trail (1999)
Format: VHS
Run Time:23 min.
Description: Exposes the present slave trade in Sudan as Dinka women and children are captured in the south and sold to wealthy Arabic Sudanese in the north, a practice tacitly sanctioned by the government.
Genre: Documentary

Title: The Sun and the night (1986)
Format: VHS
Run Time: 26 min.
Description: Life and daily operations in refugee camps in Thailand and eastern Sudan under the auspices of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Kafi’s story (1989)
Format: VHS
Language: In English, Nubian and Arabic with English subtitles
Run Time: 54 min.
Description: This film captures Nuba life just at the moment before it was engulfed in the Sudanese civil war in 1989. The Nubian native Kafi narrates his journey to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, from his village Torogi in the Nuba Mountains. Torogi is in the middle of Sudan’s encroaching civil war, between the muslim North and the christian South. Torogi itself is neither muslim nor christian and is trying to remain neutral.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Sudan: the harsher face of Islam (1994)
Format: VHS
Language: English
Run Time: 40 min.
Description: This documentary shows how the Islamic government of Sudan is oppressing the Christian and tribal people, resulting in a civil war, starvation, torture and killings.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Sudan: mission impossible (2001)
Format: VHS
Language: English
Run Time: 45 min.
Description: Documentary about the lives and work of three missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in southern Sudan, and their focus on working to meet basic needs in medical care and education as well as religion.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Darfur diaries: message from home (2005)
Format: DVD, all regions; NTSC
Language: English narration; Arabic dialogue; English subtitles
Run Time: 55 min.
Description: A brutally honest inside look into the current tragedy befalling the Darfur region. This film seeks to provide space for the victims of atrocities to speak and to engage with the world. Amnesty International will use the film to educate its members.
Genre: Documentary

Title: All about Darfur (2005)
Format: VHS
Language: Arabic and English dialogue, with English subtitles
Run Time: 82 min.
Description: All about Darfur provides an inside report from the front lines of the internecine strife sweeping the African continent making more and more Africans homeless, unable to support themselves and dependent on international aid.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Lost boys of Sudan (2003)
Format: DVD video, NTSC
Language: Chiefly in English and partly in Dinka; partly subtitled in English with some closed captions
Run Time: 87 min.
Description: Follows two Sudanese Dinka refugees on a journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa’s cruelest civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other children. From there, they were chosen to come to America. Safe at last from physical danger and hunger, a world away from home, they find themselves confronted with the abundance and alienation of contemporary American suburbia.
Genre: Documentary