All About Darfur

Director: Taghreed Elsanhouri
Country: Sudan and UK
Year: 2005
Running Time: 80 min.
Language: Arabic

Up until now, the perilous situation in Sudan has been seen only from the perspectives of those outside the country. All About Darfur offers an opportunity to hear the story told by eloquent, at times contradictory, voices from within Sudan. Director Taghreed Elsanhouri talks to ordinary Sudanese in outdoor tea shops, markets, refugee camps and living rooms about how deeply rooted prejudices could suddenly burst into a wild fire of ethnic violence.

About the Director

Taghreed Elsanhouri

elsanBiography: Born in Sudan in the northern province of Dongola, Taghreed Elsanhouri’s family settled in Britain in 1979. Taghreed obtained a BA in Sociology and English from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an MA in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). All about Darfur was Taghreed Elsanhouri’s first independent feature length documentary. The film won the Chairperson’s Prize at the 2005 Zanzibar International Film Festival and was selected for the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival as well as the 2005 Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival. Taghreed worked in TV production and broadcast news for over 10 years. As staff researcher and producer at the Middle East Broadcasting Center, she completed projects including a series of short films on the traditional children’s games of the Gulf States for Disney Channel Dubai and a lifestyle mini documentary series for Aljazeera. The program, titled Moaid fil Mahjar, profiled the lives of successful members of the Arab Diaspora in the West.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
All about Darfur (2006);
Our Beloved Sudan (2012).

All about Darfur (2005);
Witness: the Orphans of Mygoma (2009);
Our Beloved Sudan (2011).

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