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BEATS OF THE ANTONOV at IFC Center

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


BEATS OF THE ANTONOV at IFC Center

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BEATS OF THE ANTONOVHajooj KUKA, Sudan/South Africa, 2014, 68min

Over two years, Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka lived alongside farmers, herders, and rebels displaced to the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, filming their lives within hillside hide-outs and refugee camps. Destructive air-raids are but occasional moments in an unexpected film, which instead focuses on the vibrant musical heritage of the region: a pulsing lifeblood of cultural resilience in the face of everyday conflict.  After a raid, it is not unusual to hear the sound of laughter and music signalling that a strike is over. Young women exert a poweful agency through ‘Girls Music’, and improvised compositions become a wry commentary on the daily injustices of war. Beats of The Antonov is a celebration of defiant cultural expression and a unique perspective on the complex realities of a divided Sudan.

Beats of the Antonov will screen on:

June 13, 2015 at 7pm, IFC Center

Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Hajooj Kuka

Click here for tickets to the IFC Center screening.

Venue:

IFC Center

323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014 United States