Cinema in Sudan. Conversations with Gadalla Gubara

Frédérique Cifuentes
52 minutes


This is a portrait of a great Sudanese film-maker, Gadalla Gubara (1920-2008).

He was still working at the age of 88, one of the pioneers of cinema in Africa, although he had lost his sight, filming life in Sudan as no one before him. Through his work, Gadalla reveals to us a Sudan both mysterious and misunderstood.

Conversations with Gadalla Gubara retraces the struggle of a man who received the 2006 Award of Excellence for his career at the Africa Academy Awards in Nigeria. It shows a unique collection of archive footage and still photos from one of the founding fathers of African cinema.

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