The meeting of the Blue and White Nile in Sudan is described as the longest kiss in history. At the site of this eternal kiss in Khartoum, the two rivers unite to become one. But as the Arab Spring was in full bloom, Sudan was about to split in two. The film follows six young Sudanese searching for their identity as their journeys take us up and down the White Nile, between North and South Sudan ahead of the country's secession. Facing conflicting identities, youth in North Sudan grapple with a stale dictatorship while others in South Sudan hope to start over--but at what costs? For the first time a film gives a voice to Sudanese youth from different origins, Muslims and Christians. It is an intimate portrait of a complex society and its inevitable fragmentation.
Join me in the camps with Darfur's refugees as I film the Darfur Archives. Here is the 9 minute movie we made about the ongoing project. It will give you a sense of cultural traditions and a rare opportunity to meet some extraordinary people.