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Talking About Trees

MA15+ Documentary

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Synopsis

Saturday, August 3 at 1.45PM

Most young people in Sudan have never been to the cinema. Thirty years of government repression has decimated the Sudanese film industry, but four veteran directors are fighting back.

The lifelong friends begin by travelling to communities with their ancient projector, until they set their sights on reopening the “Revolution Cinema.” It’s not an easy task, and to keep up morale up they entertain each other by acting out scenes from classic films and their own screenplays. A rare cinematic gem that reminds us of the power of cinema, friendship and laughter in the face of adversity.

‘What kind of times are these, when to talk about trees is almost a crime?” BERTOLT BRECHT

Audience Award and Most Original Documentary Award, Berlin Film Festival

Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari
Countries: France, Sudan, Germany, Chad, Qatar
Language: Arabic, English, Russian with English Subtitles
Year: 2019

Running Time 1hr 33m
Rating MA15+ | Mature Audiences

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