Enc2019: Talking About Trees

Thu. Jun 13, 2019 at 7:00pm SAST
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The Bioscope is proud to once again host The Encounters Documentary Film Festival in Johannesburg.


Dir. Suhaib Gasmalbari

2019 |France | Sudan | Chad | 90 min

Charming and sad in equal measure is this paean to the love of cinema as two of the one-time luminaries of Sudanese cinema – Ibrahim Shaddad, Suleiman Mohamed and their cineaste friends Suliman Enour and Eltayeb Mahdi – attempt to revive a cinema in a country where movies have been banned for years. The two filmmakers, who studied in Moscow and whose early work received great praise, hit a stumbling block when political changes in the Sudan led to cinema’s condemnation. From 1989 they have headed the Sudanese Film Centre, trying to keep the flame burning. Here they take the fight further and try to navigate their way through bureaucracy and censorship to hold a screening in an enormous outdoor cinema. The fight is doomed but their spirit is triumphant. A gorgeous experience for those who travel in the projector’s beam.

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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