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The Dam (Le Barrage/ The Dam)

Qumra Projects

Ali Cherri / Feature Narrative / France, Sudan, Lebanon, Germany, Serbia, Qatar / 2022
In Arabic
Interests: Drama
Rated: This film has not been rated.

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Sudan, near the Merowe Dam. Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nile. Every evening, he secretly wanders off into the desert to build a mysterious construction made of mud. While the Sudanese people rise to claim their freedom, his creation starts to take a life of its own…

About the Director

Ali Cherri is a Lebanese visual artist and filmmaker. Combining films, videos, sculptures and installation, his work examines the construction of historical narratives. Ali is currently the Artist in Residence at the National Gallery in London and participates in the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. His short films The Disquiet and The Digger have been shown in prominent film festivals. The Dam, a fiction shot in Sudan during the revolution, is his debut feature film.


Ali Cherri
Ali Cherri, Geoffroy Grison, in collaboration with Bertrand Bonello
Janja Kralj
Isabelle Manquillet, Nelly Quettier
Associate Producer
Rémi Bonhomme
Galerie Imane Fares (France), DGL Travel - Alsamoual Hussein (Sudan), Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH - Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel (Germany), Trilema - Vladimir Perisic, Vanja Milanovic (Serbia)
Sales Company
Indie Sales
Thomas von Pottelberge, Jakov Munidaba, Simon Apostolou
Maher El Khaïr

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