Beats of the Antonov

PBS Premiere: Aug. 3, 2015Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Bios

hajooj kukaDirector hajooj kuka is a filmmaker from Sudan, and is currently based between the Nuba Mountains in Sudan and Nairobi, Kenya. He is the creative director of, a website that works with local reporters to bring news of the war to the Sudanese people through short documentaries. He is a regular contributor to Nuba Reports. His previous work includes the 2009 documentary Darfur's Skeleton, which explores the conflict in Sudan's troubled region since 2003.

Steven MarkovitzProducer Steven Markovitz has been producing fictional features and documentaries for 20 years in Africa. His fiction films include Viva Riva! (Toronto, Berlinale), Proteus (Toronto, Berlinale), African Metropolis (Toronto, Rotterdam, Locarno) and Love the One You Love (Best South African Film, Durban 2014). His shorts have screened at Cannes, Sundance and Berlinale, and Inja/Dog was nominated for an Academy Award. His feature film Stories of Our Lives premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, along with Beats of the Antonov. He has produced many documentaries including Congo in Four Acts (Berlinale, Hot Docs, IDFA) and Project 10 (Sundance, Berlinale, Hot Docs, Tribeca). Markovitz is currently producing films in Nigeria, Libya, Liberia, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Japan and the United States.