Revolution from Afar
By Bentley Brown
In 2019, after protests across Sudan resulted in the fall of 30-year dictator Omar al-Bashir, the military took control, shutting down the Internet and leaving those outside abroad to voice a plea for peaceful transition to civilian government. An ocean away, Sudanese-American poets, rappers and musicians, whose families left Sudan for America in decades past, gather in Brooklyn and Denver to perform in support of the revolution. At the heart of the film is a conversation around identity, belonging and the uncertain future of Sudan.