I AM BISHA
A New York Times Op-Doc about one man’s quest to pull the strings of Sudan’s dictator.
Over the past five years, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has dropped thousands of bombs on villages across the Nuba Mountains. Ganja, the 26 year old pacifist son of a rebel commander, witnessed a bomb drop meters from his home. Ganja has never found a way to fight back— until now. Last spring he became President Bashir. Or to be precise, he became the man who controls Bashir’s head. Ganja acquired a puppet of the dictator and filmed a satirical web series called “Bisha TV.” The show follows Bisha’s schemes to raise money for a campaign of genocidal suppression across Sudan.