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Basira

A short documentary that reflects on a special friendship formed between the American novelist Toni Morrison and a group of Sudanese women. When Morrison published an open letter circa September 2011, in response to a Youtube video showing a Sudanese woman being lashed for an unknown moral crime, director Nahid Toubia and her friends responded by creating this film. Due to government restrictions on filming in public places and the security risks for those involved, the film uses both original and stock footage.