Talking About Trees

Talking About Trees

By Suhaib Gasmelbari

  • Genre: Suhaib Gasmelbari
  • Release Date: 2020-07-15
  • Advisory Rating: G
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari
  • Production Company: Agat Films & Cie
  • iTunes Price: AUD 19.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: AUD 6.99
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Winner of Best Documentary and Audience Award at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, Talking About Trees follows Ibrahim, Manar, Suliman and Eltayeb who are 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 not only by their love of cinema and their passionate desire to restore old films and draw attention to Sudanese film history once more, but also by the fact that they all enjoyed 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 'he who cannot be named'. Even if their plans may be unfulfilled, the strong solidarity and humour of the four no longer young men, and their new recruit, Hana, give hope for the future.