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Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30 p.m. - Beats of the Antonov (2014); NR; 68 minutes.
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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. 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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This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS. Beats of the Antonov premiers on PBS Monday, August 3rd.