Suddenly TV

During a demonstration in Khartoum, a group of young Sudanese create an imaginary TV channel to meet other revolutionaries. 


In April 2019, a nonviolent youth-led movement in Sudan toppled the genocidal military regime that had been in power for three decades. After the fall, Sudanese from across the country made their way to Khartoum to demand a peaceful transition to civilian rule. There they formed a sit-in protest, where art became the means to conjure a new Sudan. Having known nothing other than state-sponsored propaganda on TV, a group of young revolutionaries perform an alternate reality as a roaming television news crew.

Theme(s): , Culture, Human Rights, Politics, Social struggle


Director | , Roopa Gogineni
Year | , 2022
Country | , Qatar, Sudan
Duration | 19 minutes
Subtitles | , English
Image | Mohamed Aminn, Roopa Gogineni, Trevor Snapp
Sound mixing | Nicolás Ramírez
Editing | Isidore Bethel, Roopa Gogineni
Production | Roopa Gogineni



Roopa Gogineni


Roopa Gogineni is a photographer and filmmaker from West Virginia, now based between Paris and Atlanta. For a decade she lived in Nairobi where she developed a practice rooted in co-creation, working alongside communities of resistance across the region. Her films have premiered at festivals including IDFA, Hot Docs, SXSW, Full Frame and Sheffield Doc/Fest. Roopa holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford. For four years she supported the PASTRES research program at The Institute of Development Studies as a visual methods advisor and curator. She currently teaches at Parsons Paris. She is a member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Diversify Photo, Women Photograph, and The Authority Collective. 


Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand • FIPADOC • IndieLisboa • Sheffield DocFest • SXSW • IDFA - International Documentary Festival Amsterdam



23 July 2024 at 20h45

Parc Médéric-Martin 

This film is included in screening Short film competition – Programme #2