Prophesied to die at 20, a teen seeks to escape fate.
Screening of the film You Will Die at Twenty Directed by Amjad Abu Alala. Followed by a Q&A with the director. This film is Sudan’s first entry for the 2020 Academy Awards.
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Sudan, province of Aljazira, nowadays -When Muzamil was born, a prophecy by the holy man of the village predicts that he will die when he is 20 years old. Muzamil’s father cannot stand the doom and travels away from home. Sakina, as a single mother, raises her son with over protection.
One day, Muzamil turns 19…
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- Director: Amjad Abu Alala
- Screenplay: Amjad Abu Alala, Yousef Ibrahim
- Producers: Arnaud Dommerc and Hossam Elouan
- Genre: Drama
- Run time: 1h 43min
Presented by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program in partnership with Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and The Arts Center.