Wife. Mother. Teacher. Artist. Warrior. Medina is all these things and more. She's also one of the "unknowns" in a terrible conflict most of the world has ignored.
Medina lives in the war-torn Nuba mountains of Sudan. Her story, though tragic, is full of hope and beauty.
Medina's Song is the first in a series of films released by Persecution Project Foundation to highlight unknown heroes, like Medina, who struggle to live lives amidst war and persecution.
Persecution Project is helping to build a hospital in Medina's Community to provide much-needed medical services. You can help at www.NubaHospital.com.
Sudan in 2019 has been characterized by an escalation of violence, terror, persecutions and violent crackdowns by security forces. State terror has extended beyond Medina's home in the Nuba mountains to include major cities like Khartoum and Omdurman, where government forces have carried out a reign of terror with extrajudicial killing, torture and rape on a massive scale.
On April 11, 2019, Sudan’s 30 year dictator and indicted war criminal, Omar al Bashir, was removed from power. Islamist hardliners within Sudan’s National Security forces orchestrated a “palace coup” in attempt to hijack Sudan’s largest ever “popular uprising.”
The Islamic fascist establishment continues to cling to power by force and terror. Meanwhile courageous women like Medina, called “kandakas,” have taken to the streets and are leading the cry for freedom. The future of the Nuba people and all of Sudan remains uncertain.
A few organizations (like PPF) continue to defy the humanitarian blockade in places like the Nuba mountains and serve alongside Medina.