FRIDAY OCT 12 I 7:00PM I FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADA SQUARE CINEMA
SUDAN 2018 I 31 MINS I ENGLISH I ARABIC I CANADIAN PREMIERE
DROWNING IN SANDS
It drops you right in, into the crisis, and into the sand. The cinematography is stunning. In Sudan, sand is the ultimate destroyer, leaving behind a wasteland after a storm. Nothing can grow and no-one can live. Two Sudanese engineers develop drones for farming which is under threat of desertification. These are men of invention, persevering past terrorist sanctions, and executing agricultural robotics.
Two Sudanese inventors determined to stop the desert from swallowing up their country. Despite international sanctions and a failing economy, they succeed in building Sudan’s first robot farmer and enter it into a national TV competition.
A French and Arabic speaker, Lucy has spent 10 years working on Middle East
issues. She has worked for the BBC and Al Jazeera creating films for social
media, ob docs and investigative documentaries. This is her first documentary.
Producers: Produced with the support of One World Media and the British Council Sudan
Editor: Adam Ryzman, additional editing by Roger Guertin and Oscar Gogerly of Whitecoat Media