Blistering heat in the desert of Sudan. A pregnant mother and her two young children are on the search for water and safety from the ruthless Janjaweed militia. When the brother is too weak... See full summary »
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Brother
Elijah Emuge ...
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Niki Guluchi ...
Dead Mother
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Haleema
Emtithal Mahmoud ...
Poem Reader
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Mother
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JANJAWEED Green Scarf
Larry Thigpen ...
JANJAWEED Camouflage
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Blistering heat in the desert of Sudan. A pregnant mother and her two young children are on the search for water and safety from the ruthless Janjaweed militia. When the brother is too weak to continue, Haleema is sent by her mother to find water. A dangerous journey full of hope and despair begins. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama | War

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8 April 2013 (USA)  »

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a film about a family's struggle to survive in Sudan
19 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

HALEEMA is a powerful and moving short film about a mother and her two children's quest to survive in the Sudanese desert where water is scarce and the militia is on the prowl. For Westerners like me, HALEEMA makes issues that were abstract when I read about them into vivid, tangible realities. The performances are excellent, particularly that of the caring mother, desperate to help her children, and of the child that plays her young daughter. The cinematography captures the harshness and the beauty of the desert, the score is original and effective, and the editing makes this poetic film move at the right pace. I'm impressed by the writing and the direction.


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