aKasha Film

hajooj kuka | Sudan/South Africa/Qatar/Germany 2018 | 1h18m | Arabic with English subtitles | 15


Set in the Nuba mountains in Sudan, this film light-heartedly follows the story of an unusual love triangle between a revolutionary war hero, a girl and an AK47. When Adnan is late to return to his military unit after his leave, army commander Blues launches a kasha: the rounding up and arresting of truant soldiers. Adnan is caught off-guard and makes a run for it with pacifist Absi. The two unlikely friends plot ways to reunite Adnan with his gun – and with Lina – while avoiding their fellow soldiers. Through a series of wry and humorous incidents over 24 hours, we explore life and ideology in rebel-held areas of Sudan.

Inspired by his previous documentary, Beats of the Antonov, which screened at AiM 2015, this is filmmaker hajooj kuka’s first very successful directorial step into fiction.

Past Showings

Edinburgh / Sun 28 Oct 2018 / 8.10pm
Filmhouse / Book Now