Khartoum in autumn 2021 has seen a wave of unrest and upheaval since General Burhan seized power in a violent coup d’état, overthrowing the democratically elected government. The Sudanese people have been taking part in protests and demonstrations ever since, including Sara, a 23-year-old leftist student.
Sara is one among many brave individuals who have been protesting against the military regime despite facing immense danger, risking their lives to stand up for what they believe in. To date, the civilian government has yet to be restored and there has been little progress made towards achieving justice.
The situation in Sudan is complex and highly volatile, making it hard to comprehend what is happening on the ground without firsthand experience. However, those interested in learning more about the revolution are encouraged to watch “Sudan: The Revolution’s Pulse”, an illuminating documentary showcasing life inside Khartoum for ordinary citizens during this difficult time. It provides unique insight into how residents are managing living under oppressive rule while standing firm in their fight for freedom.
The documentary also contains powerful interviews with some of those involved in the struggle, such as Sara herself – offering viewers an opportunity to experience first-hand accounts of what life is like under an authoritarian regime. Through these testimonies as well as carefully curated footage from across Sudan’s major cities, viewers can gain a better understanding of the complexities faced by Sudanese citizens as they strive for a fairer future.
In a world where human rights violations too often go unheard or unseen, it’s important that we continue to listen to those on the front line and take action when possible to help support them against injustice. By watching this eye-opening documentary you can make both an informed decision about how best to support Sudan’s fight for democracy and also hear directly from its protagonists about why they are willing to risk everything in pursuit of their cause.