Talking About Trees + Panel Discussion
Screening Date: July 24
Time: 7 PM Eastern Time
A still from Talking About Trees
Countries: Sudan, France, Chad, Germany, Qatar
Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari
Length: 94 mins
Synopsis: Four older Sudanese filmmakers with passion for film battle to bring cinema-going back to Sudan, not without resistance. Their 'Sudanese Film Club' have decided to revive an old cinema, and again draw attention to Sudanese film history. The film intermittently weaves in clips from their films, many which were lost or banned due to their political leanings.
Co-presented by: Hot Docs, German-Arab co-productions at TAFF are co-presented by the Goethe-Institut , Diaspora Express
*Followed by an online panel discussion
Online Panel Discussion:
Film is Dead, Long Live Film
Reviving the Arts in Sudan
Still from Talking About Trees
Abstract: After having witnessed the history of cinema in Sudan in TALKING ABOUT TREES, motivated by the unwavering determination of these four filmmakers, this panel looks forward to examine the role of film and arts in the rebuilding of Sudan. Film in particular holds significant power in fostering community while promoting dialogue. TALKING ABOUT TREES makes us intently aware of lost potential and dreams marred and suppressed by politics and religious extremism and ultimately urges us to reconsider the importance of arts in shaping narratives about Sudan.
Moderator: Iman Abbaro