Talking About Trees
- France / Sudan / Chad / Germany / Qatar
- 1h 30min
- Directed by: Suhaib Gasmelbari
- Language: Arabic
A film about Sudanese filmmakers working around the near-impossibility of making actual films in present-day Sudan. Observational rather than featuring talking heads, languidly paced but never uninteresting, it’s a portrait of the brotherhood between four men and their enduring sense of humour and belief that what they do matters.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Talking About Trees27 Jan 2020
Gentle, observational documentary about a group of filmmakers bringing cinemagoing back to Sudan
In Jafar Panahi's 2011 documentary This Is Not a Film, he and co-director Mojtaba Mirtahmasb joke about producing a 'behind-the-scenes of Iranian filmmakers not making films.' It's all Panahi can do to work around the strict confines of his government's…
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