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Talking about trees – available to screen at home
28th August | 6:30 pm - 30th August | 6:30 pm
2019, Sudan / France / Germany / Chad / Qatar
Directed by Suhaib Gasmelbari
94mins, English, Cert PG, Arabic with English subtitles
SDH subtitles available
Tickets – Free | £2 | £3.50 | £5
28 – 30 August: available to watch online (UK only)
Friday 28 August, 6.30pm: communal viewing
Friday 28 August, 8:30pm: live online discussion
Ibrahim, Manar, Suleiman and Altayeb are the members of the Sudanese Film Club founded in 1989. Unable to make films for years, they have decided to revive an old cinema. They are united by their love of cinema, their passionate desire to restore old films and draw attention to Sudanese film history, and also by the fact that they all experienced a film education outside Sudan.
Their plans to renovate the outdoor cinema come up against bureaucracy, lack of cash and a general fear of upsetting the government.
In the meantime, they sit together and talk about the past and the history of Sudanese cinema, including their experiences of persecution as oppositional artists. They recall their times of exile and dream of a Sudan in which art and intellectual thought can be free.
This screening of Talking About Trees is part of Film FeelsConnected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk