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THE NEW SUDAN is an art installation resulting from two recent trips to Sudan by Nadus Films, a non-profit documentary film company based in Louisville.

The exhibit tells the story of Southern Sudan's struggle with years of civil war and the fragile peace they're struggling to sustain. Original pieces will include children's drawings of their past war memories as well as their dreams for a peaceful future. You'll also see original photography pieces from Sudanese children who've for the first time used a camera to express their artistic expressions. Other works include photography by Coury Deeb and film excerpts from Nadus FIlms.

Dave Eggers's "What Is the What" is the novelized autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng. Valentino experienced first hand the atrocities of the war and loss of his friends and family. As a strong advocate for the rebuilding in Southern Sudan, Valentino has partnered with Nadus Films in helping bring change to this war-torn region. Valentino will be speaking at the gallery opening and sharing his story.

Nadus Films is a non-profit documentary film company that was established in 2005. Nadus Films was born out of a desire to strengthen and empower those that are in the greatest of need. Nadus Films is currently working on a feature length documentary entitled "The New Sudan". Filming took place this past July 2008 on location in Sudan. Nadus Films believes that by using its video and photography services, a great deal of awareness and change will occur. There is an overwhelming need that Southern Sudan has requested the outside world to help fulfill. Nadus FIlms is answering this call by releasing the documentary film "The New Sudan". The success of this project will be measured by the amount of awareness and physical rebuilding that takes place in Sudan.

The show is presented by  the 930 Gallery at 930 Mary Street in Louisville.  Gallery hours are Fridays 12-4 Saturdays 10-2 And by appointment

For more information, visit www.the930.org

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