The Art of Sin, dir. Ibrahim Mursal, Sudan / Norway 2020, 58 min., Arabic & Norwegian with English subtitles
Director Ibrahim Mursal fights to face down his own prejudices in his captivating documentary, an intimate portrait of a young refugee looking to find his place in the world.
Sudanese artist Ahmed Umar arrived in Norway in 2008 as a political refugee from his homeland, then one of seven countries to punish same-sex conduct with the death penalty. Seven years later, many in the Sudanese community turn on him when he comes out on Facebook, and the young artist soon discovers that even liberal Norway can hold perils for openly gay immigrants. Despite everything, Ahmed longs to return home and reconnect with his roots – but will his country and his family accept or reject him? Crossing cultures and countries, Mursal’s film captures the essence of a remarkable individual as he evolves before our eyes.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Ahmed Umar and Ibrahim Mursal, hosted by ICA Cinema & Film Coordinator Judith Wajsgrus.
Presented in collaboration with Sex og Politikk, the Norwegian member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). With support from the Norwegian Embassy in London.
Thu, 18 Aug 2022
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.
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