The Spider-Man of Sudan

Full Name in English The Spider-Man of Sudan
Full Name in Arabic سبيدر مان السودان
Running Time 23 min
Country of Production Sudan
Date of Production 2022

In Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, an anonymous protester dressed as Spider-Man joins the hundreds of thousands of protesters desperate to protect their fragile civilian government after the military coup in October 2021.
‘Spidey’ has become well known on social media for leaping from billboards and scaling the tops of buildings while dodging teargas. However, it’s his work with some of the poorest children in Khartoum that has shown him to be a positive focus for the resistance, helping a new generation to know their worth and take pride in their country’s rich heritage

Director Name Phil Cox, Rafa Renas
About the director

Phil Cox:
Phil is a UK based filmmaker who works globally in long form and short. His past works are THE BENGALI DETECTIVE, LOVE HOTEL, BETTY THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT, THE CLEANER. His films have premiered at Sundance, Berlin and Toronto and he is the recipient of a British Grierson Award, a Prix Bayeux Award and Rory Peck Award.

Rafa Renas:
Rafa is based in Sudan and Kenya and a media makers across genres and issues. She directed THE SALON for ARTE in Khartoum in 2022.