Old Wishes

“Old wishes” is a multimedia project that revives the wishes of the Friends of Al-Sibayan magazine, the first magazine of youth in Sudan and the Arab world. The project monitors the written wishes that kids sent to the magazine from 1946 to 1975. The project registers a visit to these children – adults – after more than sixty years to ask them about their wishes at that time. And were they accomplished?

Abdalsalam Alhaj

A visual storyteller and digital media producer from Sudan. Founder of alzeet, a digital platform puts a spotlight on stories often overlooked by mainstream media. Passionate about visual arts, traveling, Jazz music, meeting creators and self-expression.    My work celebrates creativity, treasure the local, the small-scale, evokes the passage of time, questioning the attitudes, fears and unwritten rules which have formed our environment and our behaviour within it.

“My goal is to open unexplored places, places of curious self-expression, but also a world of new relationships, new chances new beginnings and most importantly new stories.”


This project was supported by:

  • Goethe Institute Sudan
  • AFAC
  • Rift digital lab
  • Omdurman Cultural center
  • The Muse multi studios
  • Savannah Innovation Labs