What is the situation in today’s SUDAN?
Screening of The Longest Kiss (74min), followed by a panel debate with the Canadian director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque and the British BBC-reporter James Copnall, together with Audun Herning from Norwegian People’s Aid.
Moderated by Remi Nilsen from le Monde diplomatique.
Facing conflicting identities, the youth in north Sudan are faced with a stale leadership while others in south Sudan hope to start over. Focusing on the stories of six people searching for a place to call ‘home’ ahead of the south’s secession, director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque paints an intimate and detailed portrait of the country’s complex fragmentation.
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, straddled between the Middle East and Africa, was about to split in two.