Nuba Wrestling


1991 / 42 minutes

Directed by
Rolf Husmann Werner Sperschneider
Country of production

The weekly wrestling tournaments of the Sudanese Nuba migrants in Khartoum usually take place between Northern and Southern Nuba men. The sport helps them strengthen their ethnic identity in a hostile urban environment. Nuba wrestling has developed into a unique mixture of traditional culture and modern sport. The film also illustrates the lives of some of the wrestlers who live in the shanty town.

Language and subtitles
English and Original Language with English Subtitles
North and Northeast Africa
Collective / Community identity Gender Role and Identity Urban Sport