Sudanese play shines spotlight on migrant crisis

Sudanese actors perform the play 'Boat of Death' at the Ethiopian embassy in the capital KhartoumAs the small fishing boat is tossed around by a stormy Mediterranean, fear grips the African migrants crammed inside when they realise their flimsy vessel has begun to sink. The scene is all too real for the thousands attempting the treacherous sea voyage to Europe each year in search of a better life. “The main theme of the play is to deliver a message to the youth, to stop illegal migration and human trafficking,” director Maher Saad told AFP after a performance at the Ethiopian embassy in Khartoum last weekend.

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