I Am Bisha

Truth To Power
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Director: Roopa Gogineni | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2018 | Length: 12 min
Language: Arabic with English subtitles | Age: 8+ years

Screened as part of TOAFF18

One puppeteer’s daring quest to pull a dictator’s strings.

A long-standing civil war and a dearth of media outlets has left the people of Sudan without access to relevant news. Ganja, a young pacifist, finds a novel way to disseminate information. He travels the countryside with a puppet of President Omar al-Bashir, filming episodes of his wildly popular and satirical web series, Bisha TV.

Official selection, Hot Docs

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