Four Faces of Omarska_c_Andrea Peković

Four Faces of Omarska // Public Session #3

Deferred Action, a Retrospective Archeology for the Cinema of Sudan

Since the members of »Four Faces of Omarska« have withdrawn the exhibition, it is closed from 18/October.

»The statement issued by the Maxim Gorki Theatre of 14/October 2023 pushed us into the reality ruled by an injunction to accept the world without Palestinians. We, gathered around the exhibition Four Faces of Omarska, state that we cannot speak about Omarska without speaking about Gaza. We therefore withdraw the exhibition and all accompanying programs from the Berliner Herbstsalon.«

Authors of Four Faces of Omarska and participants of the Public Sessions (Damir Arsenijević, Ivana Bago, Abdelrahman Elbashir, Jasmina Husanović, Nusreta Sivac)


The session brings into discussion remnants of Sudanese Cinema through the urban archipelago of remaining open-air cinemas in Khartoum. It looks back at the history of social, political, and economic conditions after Sudan's independence in 1956 and how this artistic phenomenon and its urban manifestations reveals today. Exploring cinema's emergence as a political space, especially under the influence of various socialist movements led by the Sudanese Socialist Union (SSU) in the 1970s and 1980s, the program includes film screenings by The Sudanese Film Group founded in 1989.

In English

Photo: Frédérique Cifuentes

Part of 6. Berliner Herbstsalon 2023 LOST – YOU GO SLAVIA