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Beats of the Antonov

A beautiful documentary capturing the lives of the communities of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains, who defiantly persist with their musical traditions even while under threat of aerial bombardment.

Documentary 2014 68 mins Not rated

Director: Hajooj Kuka


A beautiful and subtle film, this follows the lives of the displaced communities of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains. Despite the people suffering aerial bombardment it’s not unusual to hear laughter and music ring out in the aftermath. Kuka’s documentary celebrates defiance and the human spirit, and shows how music, song and dance provide a powerful means of safeguarding a community’s collective memory.