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As she drove past an apartment complex on a street in Khartoum, Sara Jadallah turned silent. It was here that her late father, the legendary filmmaker Jadallah Jubara, set up Sudan's first private film studio in the 1970s. He went on to capture iconic moments in Sudan's history, including the hoisting of the country's flag as it gained independence from Britain in 1956 .In a career spanning more than five decades, he produced more than 100 documentaries and four feature films, including a famous 1984 love story "Tajooj". Jadallah also studied film in Cairo.Jubara's documentaries included films on Darfur, where a deadly conflict since 2003 has killed tens of thousands of people. His early films preserved a snapshot of Sudanese society before the 1989 coup that installed an Islamist-backed regime. Today, after years of economic hardship and government restrictions on importing foreign films, just three cinemas operate in the capital.Jadallah was initially hesitant to hand over rare footage.For Jadallah, preserving her father's legacy is a gift to Sudan.
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