Cinema in Sudan - 'The Dislocation of Amber' by Hussain Shariffe

12 Apr 2017

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Film screening and Q&A with Hussein Shariffe's daughters


The Diclocation of Amber

Director: Hussein Shariffe
Year: 1975
Runtime: 32 minutes
Language: Arabic / English subtitles

The “Dislocation of Amber” was filmed in the city of Suakin, a formerly flourishing port in Sudan. All those who have previously written on Suakin admitted to the complexity of the town as a subject. So intriguing is Suakin that not even the origin of its name is agreed upon. Its history is one of famine & opulence, devastation and progress, rich trade and damage, involving colonialism. What makes Suakin so abidingly memorable is its resilience, built through war and conquests; the historical town is a product of determination and competitiveness. 

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