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Talking About Trees Talking About Trees
Director:Suhaib Gasmelbari
Country / Region:France
Particular year:2019
Length of time:93min

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Suleman and three other members of the Sudan film club decided to revive an old cinema. They are united not only by a love of film and a strong desire to restore the old film stock and refocus on Sudan's film history, but also because they were educated in exile. Tirelessly, they tried to get theater owners on their side to get the place up and running again, but they repeatedly found themselves facing considerable resistance. At the same time, they sit together and talk about the past -- including their experiences of persecution and even torture as opposing artists. They also read old letters from exile and dreams of Sudan, where art and intellectual thought were free. "We are smarter than them, but not as strong as them," they all said, summing up their situation. It is in these moments of simplicity that the audience perceives friendship and the bonds and ideological solidarity that exist in the struggle for common ideals. Suhab gasmelbari puts the history of Sudanese cinema at the centre of his film, as well as revealing the state of a country affected by a continuing crisis.
Born in Sudan in 1979, at the age of 16, he went to Paris 8th University to study films and worked as a freelance photographer and editor. He co-directed with reporters to report on Al Qarra, Al Jazeera and France. 24. He wrote and directed several short films. Includes literary works and documentaries. "Talking about trees" is his first feature film. Suhaib Gasmelbari is also committed to researching precious old Sudanese films and participating in preservation and digitization.