Best Documentary Award au Festival de Berlin

Congratulations to Suhaib Gasmelbari and his producer Marie Balducchi

« For those who prefer to watch movies in the comfort of their own streaming services, the eye-opening documentary Talking About Trees may make them reconsider the value, both cultural and political, of being able to see something on the big screen.

Directed by Suhain Gasmelbari, Talking About Trees chronicles the actions of the Sudanese Film Club, a group of retired (though not through their own volition) movie directors who try to reopen a theater in the city of Omdourman, located just outside of Khartoum. But in a country dominated by Islamists who have made the existence of cinema extremely difficult, especially in the public sphere, this proves to be a Sisyphean task. »

Hollywood Reporter