The Sheikh’s Blessing (1998) (Sudan: 1998)


Synopsis: “The film denounces the popular practice of witchcraft. Some impostors are able to deceive the villagers into believing that their Sheikh had murdered one of his disciples after discovering he had an affair with his wife. The Sheikh is driven from the village.” (


Director: Gadalla Gubara

Writers: Gadalla Gubara and Makki Sanada

Running Time: 116 Minutes

Reviews and Articles:

Cinema in Sudan: Conversations with Gadalla Gubara.” Shadow and Act: On Cinema of the African Disapora, 2012.

The Sheikh’s Blessing (1998).” IMDb, nd.

Zaki, Omar. “Gadalla Gubara: A Forgotten Filmmaking Legend.” Think Africa Press, 2009.


Academic Articles:

Korinth, Nadja. “The Omega Man: Gadalla Gubara and the Half-Life of Sudanese Cinema.” Bidoun Magazine, Issue 20.