Films 2018


by hajooj kuka / Sudan, South Africa, Qatar, Germany 2018 / 78' / In competition

Cast and Credits

Original Title / aKasha

English Title / The Roundup

Director / hajooj kuka

Screenplay / hajooj kuka

Cinematography / Giovanni Paulo Autran, hajooj kuka

Editing / hajooj kuka

Music / Nancy Mounir Alsarah

Sound / Shantos Ssekito, Kamal Ramadan

Special Effects / Bashir Hamid

Cast / Ekram Marcus (Lina), Kamal Ramadan (Adnan), Ganja Chakado (Absi), Abdallah Alnur (Blues)

Production / hajooj kuka – Refugee Club, Steven Markovitz – Big World Cinema

Co-Production / Komplizen Film

Press Attaché / Gloria Zerbinati

Format / Color

Runtime / 78 min.


Adnan is a Sudanese revolutionary who is considered a war hero. His love for his AK47 rifle is equalled only by his feelings for Lina, his long-suffering sweetheart. When Adnan is late to return to his military unit after his leave, army commander Blues launches a kasha: the rounding up and arresting of truant soldiers. Adnan is caught-off guard and makes a run for it with his friend Absi. The two unlikely friends plot ways to reunite Adnan with his gun – and with Lina – while avoiding their fellow soldiers. Through a series of wry and humorous incidents over 24 hours, we explore life and ideology in rebel-held areas of Sudan.

hajooj kuka

Hajooj Kukahajooj kuka (1976) is Sudanese. His 2014 feature documentary Beats of the Antonov premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the People’s Choice Documentary Award. It was broadcast on POV, the PBS television series featuring independent nonfiction films, and has been selected at hundreds of festivals worldwide, collecting several awards. hajooj also trains and works with young filmmakers in Sudan.