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Beats of the Antonov (2014)

The story of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, showing how they deal with civil war. Traditionally music has always been part of daily life in these areas, but now, it has a new role in a society challenge by war.

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Hajooj Kuka

Writers:

Hajooj Kuka (story), Hajooj Kuka
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BEATS OF THE ANTONOV tells the story of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, showing how they deal with civil war. Traditionally music has always been part of daily life in these areas, but now, it has a new role in a society challenge by war. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Sudan | South Africa

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

25 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Excellent documentary
4 August 2015 | by sfdphdSee all my reviews

I greatly enjoyed this film. I was first interested in it to hear the music, which has a great beat that inspired me to get up and dance.

I ended up paying attention to the story of the people involved and learned a lot about Sudan. In the U.S. it is not often understood that the people there are Africans fighting against people who want them to reject African culture and embrace Arab culture. They are all Muslims, but the Arabs are racists who think of blacks as just slaves. The refugees whose villages have been destroyed and their children killed feel the injustice and see the truth behind the lies of government officials. The clarity of their experience is vivid and the film gave me the kind of insight that I have never gotten watching the news.

Thanks to the filmmaker for bringing these beautiful and intelligent people to the world's attention. I hope their culture is not destroyed...


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