Friday, April 13, 2007

The Art of Flight - Documentary on Sudan, Darfur Refugees

Nomads Land Films
1 hr 9 min 7 sec - 05-Jan-2007

"..a harrowing and introspective documentary... an act of redemption..." - The Los Angeles Times

"...a terrific-looking, polished exposé..." - Variety

World Premiere - International Documentary Competition - AFI International Film Festival, Hollywood

International Premiere - First Appearance Competition - International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

Asian Premiere - Documentary Competition, Bangkok International Film Festival

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The Art Of Flight is a guerrilla documentary that was shot illegally in Egypt on camcorders and a laptop. The film serves as a back story to the 2006 massacre of Sudanese refugees in Cairo. The filmmaker was nearly arrested three times during the course of shooting.

The film essentially summarizes the events leading up to the January 2006 killing of protestors outside UNHCR's office in Cairo and the brutality inherent in the regime of Hosni Mubarak.

The Art Of Flight features artwork of Sudanese painters living in exile. In addition to paintings from Sudanese artists and torture victims, the film also features an original soundtrack by Al-Khafiyeen, a musical ensemble of refugees who played together for a single night to score the film.

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