Hussein Shariffe (1934-2005)
The Dislocation of Amber (1975)
Tigers are Better-Looking (1979)
Hussein Shariffe (7th July, 1934 – 21st January 2005, Omdurman, Sudan) was a Sudanese filmmaker, painter, poet and university lecturer at the University of Khartoum. After years of schooling in Khartoum and Alexandria, Egypt, he studied Modern History and Fine Arts in England, where he had his first exhibition in London's Gallery One in 1957. Back in Sudan in the 1970s, he worked both at the Ministry of Culture and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Khartoum. From 1973, he started a second artistic career as filmmaker, producing several documentary films and cinematographic essays on subjects such as traditional rites or history in Sudan, as well as on life in exile during his later years in Cairo.