Dec 2 to Dec 9, 2020 · Trailer
We highlight the works of pioneers from these two regions, with different histories and cultures, who forged the rivers that have allowed generations of artists to navigate the past into the present. Full Statement
Tradition dictates that the suitor of the beautiful princess of a kingdom will be decided by a wrestling contest open to all. In Ade Love’s charming, swooning tale, a handsome and endearing farmer and a brutish man of considerable wealth face off for the princess’s hand.
A group of exceptional young women in Khartoum are determined to play football professionally, in spite of the ban imposed by Sudan’s Islamist authorities.
Made as a graduation project at the German Academy of Film Art in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Shaddad’s seminal film is a Western-inspired treatise on racism. Shot in a forest in Brandenburg, it portrays a white mob’s hunt for a black farmworker.
In this dialogue-less film distinguished by its innovative use of sound, Shaddad paints a dramatic and powerful portrait of the trials and alienation of a Sudanese villager who moves to a large city.
Joe is determined to save the black youngsters at his school from a life of gangs, crime and underachievement, but realizes he still has a lot to learn.
Ibrahim, Soliman, Manar and Altayeb, filmmakers and friends for more than 45 years, are idealists and intensely humane. They were reunited again, after long years of distance and exile, to bring life back to their old dream: make cinema a reality in the Sudan.
In this hilarious comedy of mistaken identities, three discontented friends are contracted to commit a seemingly simple theft. But complications arise when a young girl slips into their car, turning their robbery into an unwitting kidnapping.
Shortly after Muzamil’s birth, the village’s holy man predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil’s father can’t stand the curse and leaves home. His mother, the overly protective Sakina, raises her son alone. One day, Muzamil turns 19.
When a teenager’s declaration of love for an older man is met with rejection, he struggles with heartbreak and fear for his safety and future in a society intolerant of the LGBTQ community.
This lyrical, unsettling film conveys the experience of children of mixed racial heritage.
In Zein’s adaptation of a short story by the Italian writer Alberto Moravia, a playful game turns into a revelatory confrontation between a divorced single mother and her little daughter.
In the suburbs of central New Jersey, two Black Muslim women from different backgrounds meet for the first time—only to discover that they are bound by an explosive secret.
In late 2018 and throughout 2019, Sudan experienced months of protests that ultimately overthrew a 30-year dictatorship. Sara Elhassan was among the young, grassroots activists who kept the world informed and connected during this time through social media, helping to mobilize global support for the cause of the Sudanese people.
On a hot day in eastern Nigeria, a young boy learns that actions have consequences. Troublemaker is a coming of age story about masculinity, violence, and the effects of war on community and across generations.
"Kadara / Destiny," by Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade Love) at Film at Lincoln Center - Virtual Cinema
"Khartoum Offside," by Marwa Zein at Film at Lincoln Center - Virtual Cinema
A Conversation with the Ebinum Brothers at Instagram Live
Digital Art Exhibition: Motion and Sound Streams