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Queens Museum Passport Thursdays and AFF Present: The Longest Kiss + Adam & Howa
July 27, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFREE
Adam & Howa
Director: Sarra Idris
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
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 Zikrayat at 7:00pm
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.