Talking About Trees

Fishguard Film Society


Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari, Sudan, 2019, PG, 93m, subtitles.

Winner of Best Documentary Feature award at Berlinale 2020, Gasmelbari’s debut chronicles the seemingly impossible endeavour of a group of veteran Sudanese filmmakers to revive an old cinema in Khartoum. ‘Both a discerning look at Sudan’s forgotten cinematic heritage and an intelligent, incisive criticism of Omar al-Bashir’s decadent administration, Gasmelbari delves into treacherous waters, exposing the growing frustration with an incompetent regime surviving on life support.’ Middle East Eye.