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“The Dam (Al–sadd)” by Ali Cherri | LuxFilmFest screening


Screening in collaboration with

Luxembourg Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A with

Ali Cherri by Joel Valabrega and Line Ajan (Mudam Luxembourg)

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Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nile near the Merowe dam. Every evening, he secretly wanders off into the desert to build a mysterious construction made of mud. Set against the Sudanese revolution, his creation starts to take a life of its own… The Dam is a political fable about the power of imagination set against the backdrop of the Sudanese revolution.

The Dam (2022, 80 min)
Director: Ali Cherri
Cast: Maher El Khair, Mudathir Musa, Santino Aguer Ding, Abo Algassim Sir Alkhatim, Ayman Sharif, Nemr
Screenplay: Ali Cherri, Geoffroy Grison. In collaboration with Bertrand Bonello
Cinematographer: Bassem Fayad
Sound: Thomas Van Pottelberge, Jakov Munizaba, Simon Apostolou
Music: ROB

Close-up of an African man crying.
© Filmstill from “The Dam (Al–sadd)” by Ali Cherri