A Handful of Dates Film

Hashim Hassan | Sudan 2019 | 11mins | Arabic with English subtitles 15

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A Handful of Dates


In a mythical Sudanese village between the desert and the Nile, a young boy enjoys an idyllic childhood, taking pleasure in the fertile fruits of the land and basking by the river. But the boy's precious world begins to unravel when he learns the disturbing truth behind his family's fortune, and the harsh reality of a certain farmer's inevitable demise.

This screening is held in collaboration with the Sudanese Community Group in Edinburgh and will be followed by a live Q&A with director Hashim Hassan and producer Mamdooh Salih, hosted by Ms Duaa Musa, from The Sudanese Community in Edinburgh.

Return to this page on Friday 5th June to access the film. It will be available to watch for one night only at 7pm and will be followed by the live Q&A on Facebook from 7:20pm.

Message from The Sudanese Community in Edinburgh: Across the UK, 17 Sudanese community organisations are coordinating fundraising activities to support the Covid-19 relief effort in Sudan. Our joining-up is being facilitated by 'The Union of Sudanese Communities in the U.K' (USC). 
USC has arranged a bank account to receive donations direct from individuals and community groups. Funds from this account are currently being used to purchase vital medical equipment needed throughout Sudan; for example, oxygen canisters.
This is a particularly challenging year for people in Sudan, who are battling the global pandemic in the midst of a fragile transition from military dictatorship to democratic civilian government.
We are honoured & grateful to the makers of 'A Handful of Dates' film, who have this week waived their professionals fee from AiM in favour of donating this to our urgent appeal.
We are asking viewers this Friday to make donations by bank transfer to the following account, using the reference 'COVAID 19':
The Sudanese Community in Bristol
Account no.: 16735668
Sort code: 600238
Donations great and small are highly valued, and go directly to supporting Sudan's medical infrastructure in areas that were only just recovering from the targeting of medical professionals by the Bashir regime throughout 2019.
For more information, visit The Sudanese Community in Edinburgh's Facebook page.'



This screening is pay what you feel from £2 - £10.

So come and join us as we embark on some amazing films from across Africa and beyond.