TALKING ABOUT TREES
Chad, France, Germany, Qatar, Sudan 2019 – Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari – Original language: Arabic, English, Russian – Subtitles: English
The Sudanese filmmakers Ibrahim, Manar, Suliman and Eltayeb want to re-open an outdoor cinema, the “Revolution Theatre” in Khartoum. With creativity, humour and a love of film the old men fight against power outages, the call of the Muezzin and the authorities. Barbara Off
Production: AGAT Films & Cie. Producer: Marie Balducchi. Length: 93 min. International Sales: Wide House
Suhaib Gasmelbari was born in Sudan in 1979, where he lived until he was 16. He later studied film at the Univérsité Paris 8 in France. In addition to his work as a cinematographer, editor, scriptwriter and director, he worked to preserve and digitise the Sudanese film archive. TALKING ABOUT TREES is his documentary feature debut, with which he won the Glashütte Original Documentary Award and the Audience Award at the Berlinale 2019.
SUDAN'S FORGOTTEN FILMS, SU 2017, 24 min.
ODA NAGAM (ODE TO MY FEET), SU 2012, Short film