Taghreed Elsanhouri

Taghreed Elsanhouri
Film director, Producer, Sociologist, University lecturer, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, History/society

Born in Sudan in the northern province of Dongola her family settled in Britain in 1979. Taghreed obtained a BA in Sociology and English from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an MA in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She is at present working on her Doctorate at SOAS.
Projects in progress include a narrative feature screenplay awarded an IIE (Ford Foundation) travel grant and selected for script development at the Berlin Talent Campus 2007.

All about Darfur is Taghreed Elsanhouri's first independent feature length documentary. The film won the chairperson's Prize at the 2005 Zanzibar International Film Festival and was selected for the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival as well as the 2005 Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival.

Taghreed worked in TV production and broadcast news for over 10 years. As staff researcher and producer at the Middle East Broadcasting Center, she completed projects including a series of short films on the traditional children's games of the Gulf States for Disney Channel Dubai and a lifestyle mini documentary series for Aljazeera. The program, titled Moaid fil Mahjar, profiled the lives of successful members of the Arab Diaspora in the West.
Taghreed is currently pursuing her own projects as a writer and film artist. Prompted by the recent London suicide bombings, she is experimenting with the use of installation and video art as a medium for interrogating the concept of martyrdom from within the Muslim community. She is also working on a screen play about the legacy of domestic slavery in Sudan.

Filmographie succincte / short Filmography
(2005) All about Darfur, 82 min, doc.
Children of Mygoma


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  • Gens de la Caraïbe
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  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
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