“Akasha” refers to the day of roundup after the rainy season, when rebel forces gather troops to return to the war against the government. Adnan is a young, feckless soldier on extended leave as a reward for shooting down a government drone with Nancy, the Kalashnikov rifle he loves more than anything. When Adnan inadvertently leaves Nancy with an estranged ex-girlfriend, he ends up on the run with Abdi, a pacifist, to avoid punishment for losing the gun. The oddball pair spend the day dodging troops and stumbling into comical misadventures. Director Kuka (Beats of the Antonov, SFF 2015) strikes a fine balance between slapstick, harsh truths about war and loving depictions of the Sudanese people and their land and culture.