The Founder of the Cultural Healing Festival film maker Taghreed Elsanhouri in partnership with South #Sudan Women’s Skills Development (SSWSD) came together to produce a wonderful day under the slogan
*Coming together is progress … working together is success*
Many thanks to both organizations for bringing together the South Sudan and Sudan communities.
Special Thanks to SSWSD for hosting the event, providing the venue, food and the most importantly hospitable environment
Special Thanks to Taghreed for the documentary film screenings
The films were produced by young Sudanese graduates in Sudan, many were unemployed yet they managed through limited resources to produce spectacular pieces as well as finding their own voices through the process.
Nile Drums — a story of a drummer giving a personal account on marriage, music and its healing power and the overwhelming experience of leaving his hometown Khartoum, his music band and friend after the succession of Sudan.
Coming Soon …. Kowsti Cinema — a story following the rise of the cinema in Kowsti during the golden era of this industry in Sudan, its free fall in recent years, and attempts by some of the pioneers to revive it once again against all odds.
Abouna – A story of a former school cook, Abu Alseed, who was called ‘uncle or father’ by the students, and how his kindness then and now and his selflessness and unique yet simple approach to live had helped shape the characters of many of his students.
Taiba – A strong willed lady who overcame her marital problems and the society prejudice after a divorce to become a self-made self-sufficient business woman as well as an active member of her society.