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The Dam

Fall Grants 2021 - Post-Production Stage

Ali Cherri / Feature Narrative / France, Sudan, Lebanon, Germany, Serbia, Qatar / 2022 / 80 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama

Synopsis

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…

Credits

Director
Ali Cherri
Screenwriter
Ali Cherri, Geoffroy Grison, in collaboration with Bertrand Bonello
Producer
Janja Kralj

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.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

World premiere – Directors Fortnight, Cannes 2022

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Janja Kralj

    Company: 
    KinoElektron
    Phone: 
    +33 1 48 24 51 34
    Email: 
    info@kinoelektron.com

  • Main Contact

    KinoElektron

    Phone: 
    1 48 24 51 34
    Email: 
    barbara@kinoelektron.com

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