aKasha

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aKasha

Directed by Hajooj Kuka

  • South Africa, Sudan 2018; 78 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Drama

Synopsis

The kasha is the event where the military rounds up any soldiers who have not returned after their leave. It is an intense moment where everybody's deeply unsettled and a bit scared – the outside world of revolution has entered a world where things are "normal", lighter. Adnan is a revolutionary war hero whose love for his AK47 and fighting are only rivaled by his feelings for Lina, his long-suffering sweetheart. When Adnan is late to return to his military unit after his leave, the army commander, Blues, launches a kasha: the rounding up and arresting of truant soldiers. Adnan, distracted by Lina, is caught-off-guard and makes a run for it. He joins up with Absi, a lover-not-a-fighter who is dodging the kasha. Together the two unlikely friends plot ways to reunite Adnan with his gun – and Lina – while avoiding their fellow soldiers. Through a series of wry incidents over 24 hours, we explore life and ideology in rebel-held areas of Sudan.

Production

  • BIG WORLD CINEMA

    Khanyo Mjamba 

  • REFUGEE CLUB

     

  • KOMPLIZEN FILM