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Across the divides of rich and poor, Muslim and Christian, north and south, light-skinned and dark, Mona and Julia become friends.
Goodbye Julia tells the story of two women who represent the complicated relationship and differences between northern and southern Sudanese communities. It takes place in Khartoum during the last years of Sudan as a united country, shortly before the 2011 separation of South Sudan.
Mona, an upper-middle-class former popular singer from the North, who lives with her husband Akram, seeks to attenuate her feelings of guilt for causing the death of a Southern man by employing Julia, his unsuspecting widow, as her maid
Thursday 4th April
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Ger Duany, Eiman Yousif, Siran Riak, Nazar Goma, Issraa Elkogali Häggström
Arabic, with English subtitles
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