The Art of Sin
(Kunsten å være syndig)
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
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- Skagerak Film AS
- Financing company:
- Viken Filmsenter
- Geir Bergersen
Ibrahim Mursal Warsame
Ibrahim Mursal Warsame is a young Norwegian of Sudanese and Somali origins. He is a freelance filmmaker and storyteller.
Best Medium Length Documentary
- BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
- Human International Documentary Film Festival
- DOK.fest - München International Documentary Film Festival
- Afrika Film Festival Cologne
- Arab Film Festival Zurich
- Chéries-Chéris - Paris LGBTQI Film Festival
- The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
- Ibrahim Mursal Warsame