The film depicts the Africans’ interaction with Italians, and their lives as migrant workers, which includes friendships and animosities, boredom, and temptation.
Content Warning: violence, gore, profanity, alcohol and drugs consumption, smoking, frightening & intense scenes, sex & nudity, PG 18+
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa’s future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?
Content: Short film, in Arabic with English subtitles
LOCATION: To be updated closer to the date.
Popcorn and drinks will be served.
The screenings will be followed by a community discussion facilitated by Dr. Suzannah Mirgani
Suzi Mirgani is Assistant Director for Publications at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University in Qatar, and book review editor for the Journal of Arabian Studies. Her research is based on the intersection of politics and popular culture. She is the author of Target Markets: International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism in the Mall (Transcript Press, 2017); “Consumer Citizenship: National Identity and Museum Merchandise in Qatar,” Middle East Journal 73, no. 4 (2019); editor of Art and Cultural Production in the Gulf Cooperation Council (Routledge, 2017); and co-editor of Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings (Oxford University Press/Hurst 2016), and Food Security in the Middle East (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2014). Mirgani also publishes short stories and poetry, some of which have appeared in International Feminist Journal of Politics(2007); Journeys Home: An Anthology of Contemporary African Diasporic Experience (2009). Mirgani is an independent filmmaker working on highlighting stories from the Arab world.