Dispatches from Sudan's Revolution: Suddenly TV | Witness



After the fall of President Omar al-Bashir, Ali and his friends camp out at the sit-in in Khartoum, joining hundreds of thousands demanding civilian rule and justice for the protesters who had been killed.

To pass the time, they repurpose a cardboard box and water bottles into a video camera. They go around the sprawling camp “interviewing” protesters.

Their act, which they dub “Suddenly TV”, allows them to meet people from all over Sudan – musicians, artists, tea ladies, and volunteer guards.

After one month, authorities break up the protest under a barrage of gunfire and Ali escapes to Cairo.

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