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Talking About Trees (2019)
NAME OF FILM: TALKING ABOUT TREES (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Suhaib Gasmelbari
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Reunited after years in exile, Ibrahim, Soliman, Manar, and Altayeb, the members of the “Sudanese Film Club,” come together with a single mission: to bring back the now decaying grand cinema in the center of their city. Each a filmmaker in their own right after receiving their film education abroad, the four members now tirelessly work to try to overcome the overwhelming persecution and oppression facing the country’s artists to return a culture of cinema, and art, to Sudan. Intimately exploring the history of Sudanese cinema alongside the Film Club’s struggle against the many blockades in their way, TALKING ABOUT TREES looks beyond the headlines of the country’s ongoing crisis to shed light on the struggle for personal expression within it.
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37 SECONDS and TALKING ABOUT TREES Win Panorama Audience Awards at 2019 Berlin International Film Festival
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