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Calls Mount for Release of Sudanese Filmmaker and Activist Hajooj Kuka

HeadlineSep 22, 2020

Human rights activists and members of the filmmaking industry are calling for the release of award-winning Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, who was sentenced to two months in jail, alongside four other artists, after their theater workshop was raided. Critics say it is part of a crackdown on the arts and activism. Hajooj Kuka is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is best known for his documentary “Beats of the Antonov.” He was active during the Sudanese revolution that ousted longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April 2019.

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