Talking About Trees

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2019
  • Running time: 94 min
Talking About Trees is an award-winning 2019 documentary, directed by Sudanese film director Suhaib Gasmelbari. It follows the efforts of the Sudanese Film Club, represented by retired filmmakers Ibrahim Shadad, Manar Al Hilo, Suleiman Mohamed Ibrahim... read more

Talking About Trees is an award-winning 2019 documentary, directed by Sudanese film director Suhaib Gasmelbari. It follows the efforts of the Sudanese Film Club, represented by retired filmmakers Ibrahim Shadad, Manar Al Hilo, Suleiman Mohamed Ibrahim and Altayeb Mahdi, to reopen an outdoor movie theater in the city of Omdurman in the face of decades of Islamist censorship and inefficient bureaucracy. “It is really a film as well that speaks to all of us about what cinema means to us; about the beauty of seeing a film as an audience, of experiencing it collectively, rather than watching it on our iPads, rather than watching it on our cellphones; that the importance of having that with us is so vital.” In 2017, Suhaib Gasmelbari and German film maker Katharina von Schroeder had made another documentary film about the history of cinema in Sudan called "Sudan's Forgotten Films".

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08/03/2019

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