Fall Grants 2016
Current project status: POST- PRODUCTION
Adnan is a revolutionary war hero whose love for fighting 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-fighter 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, ‘A Kasha’ explores life and love in rebel-held areas of Sudan.
- hajooj kuka
- hajooj kuka
- Steven Markovitz, hajooj kuka
About the Director
hajooj kuka is a filmmaker from Sudan. kuka’s 2014 feature documentary, ‘Beats of the Antonov’, had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People’s Choice Documentary Award. The film has been broadcast on POV, screened at more than 60 festivals and won seven international awards. kuka also trains and works with young filmmakers across Sudan.
Production Company Profile
Led by Steven Markovitz, Big World Cinema was established in 1994 and has produced, co-produced and executive-produced short and feature-length fiction and documentary films. The company’s award-winning projects include ‘Stories of Our Lives’ (winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015); ‘Beats of the Antonov’ (winner, Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Documentary Award in 2014); ‘Viva Riva!’, which was selected for the Berlin and Toronto International Film Festivals; and ‘Congo in Four Acts’, which was selected for the Berlinale, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival. The company has an extensive production and distribution network across Africa.