A historical film “ Khartoum” directed by Basil Dearden was screened at BIC on Friday, 6 th August 2010 at 5.00 pm. The film featured Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson and others.
An iconic film made in 1966, charting the ill-fated campaign of General Charles Gordon and his attempts to evacuate the city of Kharoum before it is overrun by the Mahdi was possibly the last of the hagiographic hero studies of imperial figures in British History. The film which is considered by many as a milestone in historical film-making, was nominated for two Academy Awards.
Once again, the BIC auditorium was packed with the audience admiring the recreation of history of the imperialistic era and the absolutely fabulour acting of Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier.