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        Beats of the Antonov | Cultural Suppression and Internalized Racism

        The clip includes Albaqir Elafeef explaining the role of racial identity and internalized oppression in the Sudanese conflict. It also includes musicians and cultural organizers describing how the government in Khartoum (Sudan's capital) suppresses African culture.

        Sudan has been in an almost constant state of civil war since it achieved independence in 1956, and it split into a pair of sovereign states in 2011. Today, on the border between the two, Russian-made Antonov planes indiscriminately drop bombs on settlements in the Nuba Mountains below. Yet, incredibly, the people of the Blue Nile respond to adversity with music, singing and dancing to celebrate their survival. Beats of the Antonov explores how music binds a community together, offering hope and a common identity for refugees engaged in a fierce battle to protect cultural traditions and heritage from those trying to obliterate them.

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