We have been working in Sudan for the past decade, helping to develop and preserve the country’s cultural heritage. Working as part of a multi-national team we run workshops and training courses, in partnership with the National Museum of Sudan, to help build skills and capacity in all aspects of digital media, including filmmaking, photography, archiving and museum services.
In late 2018 we began work on a new project in Sudan, working alongside the British Council, Kings College London and Mallinson Architects, to refurbish 3 regional museums, in El Obeid, Omdurman and Nyala. In 2020 we installed small, bespoke cinemas in each of these museums, showing a selection of 52 films that we had made in collaboration with a team of Sudanese filmmakers.
Sudan’s unique cultural heritage has been disrupted and undermined by decades of conflict and displacement; more than 4 million people are internally displaced. Our goal is to enable at least some of these people to reconnect with their heritage.
Some images which were taken for the project, during a filming trip to Darfur, can be seen below;