Tigers are Better Looking (1979) (Sudan: 1979)



Tigers are Better Looking is an adaptation of a short story by Jean Rhys. In the film, Shariffe directs his view towards exile in Europe, showing the wide disparity between North and South. The film contrasts two different civilisations, the homeland, Sudan, and the country of exile, Great Britain. Through poetic abstractions the director manages to portray the strong sense of exile and the longing for the homeland. The film received special commendation in the Tour Festival, France, 1980.


Director: Hussein Shariffe
Production: National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield Studios, UK.
Scenario: Hussein Shariffe, adaptation
Photography: Pascoe Macfarlane
Montage: Clare Mussel, Alan Tyrer
Year: 1979
Runtime: 20 minutes
Language: English

Academic Articles:

Hale, Sondra. “Arts Publications and Cultural Projects by Sondra Hale.”
Middle East Studies 10.1 (2014): 41-52. Project MUSE. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.

Slyomovics, Susan. ““Every Slight Movement of the People… is
Everything”: Sondra Hale and Sudanese Art.” Middle East Studies 10.1
(2014): 15-40. Project MUSE. Web. 10 Apr. 2014.

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