• Libération

    « Il y a des archives un peu partout dans le monde qu’il est urgent de restaurer », un constat qui a poussé Reiner Meyer, un passionné de l’image de film, à inventer un scanner capable de lire et de numériser les pellicules en très mauvais état. « Et c’est ce qui me motive à participer à ce projet » conclut-il. Mais de quel projet parle-t-il ? Découvrons ensemble l’histoire des œuvres cinématographiques de Jadallah Jubara, qui longtemps oubliées, se voient offrir aujourd’hui une seconde jeunesse.

  • ARTE

    Während einer Reise in den Sudan freundet sich die Dokumentarfilmerin Katharina von Schroeder mit Sara an, der Tochter des sudanesischen Regisseurs Gadala Gubara. So lernte von Schroeder die Filme Gubaras kennen, der als einer der wichtigsten Filmemacher des Sudans gilt. Sie setzte sich in den Kopf, diesen Filmschatz zu retten, den die Bilder, die Gadala Gubara gefilmt hat, sind einzigartig.

  • German Embassy Sudan

    For the German Embassy the month of December also stood under the banner of the late Sudanese filmmaker Gadalla Gubara. In addition to a screening of his films at the residence of the German Ambassador, his life and works were on display for a week in the Cultural Center of Omdurman. Also former Sudanese Minister of Culture, Mr. Ali Shummo, was present among the guest speakers in Omdurman.

  • Arsenal Film Institute

    For the second time now, Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art has been able to use funding from the German Foreign Office to realize a project aimed at preserving film holdings: the body of film work of Sudanese filmmaker Gadalla Gubara (1921–2008). Gadalla Gubara worked for over 50 years as a director of both features and documentaries. Until his death, he ran the first private film studio in Khartoum: Studio Gad. In light of both a lack of technical and financial resources and precarious storage conditions, advanced levels of material decay were threatening the very existence of this cinematic legacy. With funding from the German Foreign Office’s Cultural Heritage Program, the films were able to be digitized in Berlin in Autumn 2013. The archival holdings of the National Film Institute in Guinea-Bissau (INCA – Instituto Nacional de Cinema e Audiovisual) have already been digitized in 2012 as part of the “Animated Archive” project.

  • Bidoun

    Sometime, in another life, in another world, he danced in the nightclubs of Khartoum. There were women, lots of them. Empires, kings, and presidents. He saw them all through the lens of a brand-new Arriflex camera. He was the only person to own one in Sudan. His name was Gadalla Gubara, and he was the father of Sudanese cinema.



• May 5, 2015
Screening at Goethe-Institut Sudan

• May 5, 2015
Screening at Goethe-Institut Sudan

• May 4, 2015
Awwal Annahar