Queens Museum Passport Thursdays and AFF Present: The Longest Kiss + Adam & Howa

July 27, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FREE

Adam & Howa

Director: Sarra Idris
Country: Sudan
Year: 2015
Running Time: 8 min.
Language: Arabic with English subtitles

A couple’s story becomes a metaphor for the relationship between the Sudanese diaspora who fled the country after political turmoil and those who were left behind.

The Longest Kiss (A jamais, pour toujours)

Director: Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque
Countries: Canada
Year: 2013
Running Time: 74 min.
Language: English and Arabic with English subtitles

The meeting of the Blue and White Nile in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, is referred to as ‘the longest kiss in history’. As the Arab Spring was in full bloom, Sudan, straddling between the Middle East and Africa, was about to split in two. The film follows six young Sudanese searching for a place to call ‘home’ as their journeys take us up and down the Nile, between north and south Sudan, ahead of the south’s secession. Facing conflicting identities, youth in north Sudan grapple with a stale dictatorship while others in south Sudan hope to start over—but at what costs? For the first time a film gives a voice to Sudanese youth from different origins, Muslims and Christians. It is an intimate portrait of a complex society that bears witness to its inevitable fragmentation


Preceded by live performance by at 7:00pm Zikrayat

An Arab music and dance ensemble dedicated to presenting together the classical music and the dance traditions of Egypt. Alternating vocal and instrumental numbers with solo  dance numbers, Zikrayat’s mission is to highlight the diversity of Arab culture for mainstream Western audiences in an authentic, yet entertaining contemporary representation.

Co-presented by Queens Museum and Alwan for the Arts

Venue:

Queens Museum

New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368 United States