Leena Habiballa

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Leena Habiballa is a writer and filmmaker interested in Sudanese visual cultures and archival film practices that use state and colonial archives against their intended logics.

Her film, Dead As A Dodo, has screened at Misery Movies programme at Rio Cinema, MENA film festival ’22, Spectral Grounds: Black Experimental Film programme, and Habibi Collective’s Sudan Film Factory programme. Her essays have appeared in LUX, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Danish Film Institute, Media Diversified, and Tropics of Meta. She is a member of the artist workers’ coop not/nowhere and was a resident at Mophradat’s Accomplices ’23. She holds a PhD in the Cellular and Molecular Biology of Ageing from the Mayo Clinic and Newcastle University.

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