Becoming Omer Khairy
Category: AFAC Documentary Program
Producer: Flavia Oertwig
Set against the backdrop of a colonized Sudan in transition from independence to dictatorship, the double life of the visionary artist Omer Khairy and his British alter- ego, George Edward, reflects a nation’s search for identity.
Becoming Omar Khairy - Documentary
Passion and obsession made the Sudanese visionary artist Omer Khairy achieve everything an artist could possibly dream of. After the summer of 1960, Omer started signing all his artworks and manuscripts as OK /George Edward. He began to register the childhood and youth memories of George Edward in a detailed biography book that signed under the same name in 1972. An invented identity allowed him to find his self-expression.