Norsk filminstitutt

Ahmed Umar is a successful young Sudanese artist, living and working in Norway, where he has been living for the past ten years after fleeing from Sudan. Struggling with his sexuality, Ahmed was forced to leave his home country, which is one of seven countries that still practice the death penalty for homosexuality. In Norway, Ahmed Umar has affirmed his sexual identity, becoming the first openly gay man from Sudan, he is also one of the most successful up and coming young artists, exhibiting throughout galleries in Norway, and internationally. 

But despite the success, he is still missing something. In 2018 he decides to go home to reunite with his mother and his family, hoping to affirm his Sudanese identity in a country that sees him as a sinner. Film director Ibrahim Mursal follows Ahmed back home to discover if the country that he did leave will accept him, and will he meet his family again?  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2020-10-11
Production company:
Skagerak Film AS
Financing company:
Viken Filmsenter
Producer:
Geir Bergersen

Director

  • Ibrahim Mursal Warsame

    Ibrahim Mursal Warsame is a young Norwegian of Sudanese and Somali origins. He is a  freelance filmmaker and storyteller.

    Ibrahim Mursal Warsame

Awards

2020:
Nordic/Docs
Best Medium Length Documentary

Festivals

2020:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2020:
Nordic/Docs
2021:
Human International Documentary Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Ibrahim Mursal Warsame

Technical information

Colour:
Colour
Subtitles:
English

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