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The Art of Sin

Canadian Premiere

The Art of Sin

Ibrahim Mursal

Norway, Sudan | 2020 | 58 min
English, Arabic, Norwegian |
Subtitles: French
This film is part of the Arab World Institute of Paris s Carte Blanche

Artist Ahmed Umar became the first openly gay man from Sudan by coming out on Facebook in 2015. This caused massive outrage in the Sudanese community, to which homosexuality is still punishable by death. After seeking refuge in Norway, where openly gay immigrants aren’t necessarily safer, Ahmed takes a chance and goes back to Sudan to see his mother again. The Art of Sin is a journey spanning worlds and cultures, art and religion, national identities, genders and love.
Overview of some festivals:
Human Rights Watch Silicon Valley, United States (2023)
Arab Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland (2022)
Afrika Film Festival Cologne, Germany (2022)
Chéries-Chéris, France (2022)
Institute of Contemporary Arts, United Kingdom (2022)
Editing Erland Edenholm, AbdElrahim Kattab
Cinematography AbdElrahim Kattab, Kim Krohn Berle, Ibrahim Mursal
Music Sufyan Ali

In Partnership with

Institut du monde arabe


• Musée McCord Stewart
Saturday, march 25, 2023, 07:00 p.m. — 09:00 p.m.


Ibrahim Mursal

Ibrahim Mursal

Ibrahim Mursal is a Norwegian-Somali-Sudanese filmmaker and writer. After graduating as an oil engineer, he followed his passion in film, making 3 short films and his award-winning debut feature documentary, The Art of Sin. Mursal likes to explore the concept of identity in his films, taking advantage of his diverse background in finding his stories. He is now working with a new full feature documentary.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
A conversation with my gay friend (2017)

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