This film provides a rare insight into the beauty of Sudan and the shared sentiments and hopes of the Sudanese people for a more united future; working together as one. It has been filmed across the country, with the sole aim of capturing people’s perceptions of their identity and their country and to celebrate the Sudanese’s diversity.

Hakamat Calling Sudan

This video is shot in North Kordofan State in Sudan which is suffering from rapid desertification as a product of Global Warming and humanly invoked deforestation. In North Kordofan, Turning Tables engaged a group of Hakamat – traditional female war chanters – and challenged them to make a song about what is happening to the land, why the men are leaving, how the women undertake all the work and how the scarcity of resources inflicts their lives.

Faces from Sudan

Aden Ali: Celebrating 17 years of Serving the People of Sudan

Back in the 90s, hundreds of UN employees came to Somalia to help victims of the civil war and the famine in 1992. I was fortunate enough to be part of these efforts.  At the time, I joined UNICEF and worked my way up until I became the UNICEF Rep OIC in Somalia.

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