On the August 25th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with award winning documentarian Hubert Sauper about his latest film, We Come As Friends.  Sauper traveled to Sudan to document the birth of South Sudan, which declared its independence in 2011. The film takes an in-depth look at the affects of colonialism, globalization, and corruption, and why South Sudan has been mired in a perpetual state of war. Join the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Hubert Sauper, documentary filmmaker, director, writer, producer, and actor

On the April 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Hajooj Kuka about his award winning documentary Beats of the Antonov. It tells the story of refugee communities Sudan and how music and dance has been vital to keep their cultural heritage alive. The film is playing at the San Francisco International Film Festival. How does music unify people? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Hana Baba and you.


Hajooj Kuka, former war reporter and the director of Beats of the Antonov

Hana Baba

In Sudan, where my family is from, there is an ancient beauty ritual that married women perform called dukhan. It’s like a sauna, but with smoke. 


Ladin Awad


Sudanese Americans and expats in the Bay Area are spending their days and nights online these days – getting little sleep, calling home multiple times a day, checking on the safety of their family and friends, hoping for good news.

Including myself.

And the news is disturbing.