African FILM FESTIVAL New zealand

AUCKLAND 2-12 APRIL 2020 | WELLINGTON 6-10 MAY 2020

aKasha

GENRE: Drama
LENGTH: 78 minutes
LOCATIONS: South Africa, Sudan, Qatar, Germany
DIRECTOR: Hajooj Kuka
LANGUAGES: Arabic with English subtitles
RATING: NZ rating TBC

Synopsis

Adnan is a revolutionary war hero whose love for fi ghting and his AK-47 are rivalled only by his feelings for Lina, his long-suffering sweetheart. When Adnan is late to return to his military unit after leave, the army commander launches a “kasha” to round up truant soldiers. Distracted by Lina, Adnan is caught off guard and makes a run for it. He joins up with Absi, a lover-not-a-fi ghter type who is dodging the kasha. Together, these two unlikely friends plot ways to reunite Adnan with his gun – and with Lina. Through a series of wry and humorous incidents over 24 hours, ‘aKasha’ explores life and love in rebel-held areas of Sudan.

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