The Kingdom of North Sudan – In Theaters Next Year
Ok, so maybe people have begun to hear more about this latest absurd piece of news involving a father from Virginia who unilaterally declared an 800 square mile area of disputed land between Sudan and Egypt (known as Bir Tawil) as The Kingdom of North Sudan, simply by planting a made-up flag there. Now I’m not sure which is more absurd, that this American actually thinks planting a flag in a desert are of northeast Africa entitles him to claim the land, or that he is setting it up as a kingdom so his seven year old daughter can be a princess, “Princess Emily.” Then again, maybe the most absurd part was this tidbit from the media coverage at The Washington Post.
“Jeremiah Heaton, who ran for Congress out of Virginia’s 9th district in 2012 and lost, plans to reach out to the African Union for assistance in formally establishing the Kingdom of North Sudan and said that he is confident they will welcome him. Representatives from the Egyptian and Sudanese embassies in Washington did not respond to requests for comment Saturday.”
Well of course they didn’t respond to comments, they actually have pressing political matters to attend to, rather than privileged white American neo-colonial shenanigans like this. In case you are interested in this little wedge of remote desert, you can take a virtual tour here. Here’s the map provided on the Wikipedia page for this.
Whatever the matter, in honor of this complete absurd piece of news, I have worked up a promo poster for the inevitable Hollywood movie that is sure to follow in its wake.
If I ever get really excited and have some free time, maybe I’ll even make a lego movie trailer to accompany this. But don’t hold your breath.
Here’s the low production, B-grade movie poster, enjoy!