Talking about Trees

By Suhaib Gasmelbari 2019 Documentary 01h37

Ibrahim, Soliman, Manar and Altayeb, filmmakers and friends for more than 45 years, idealists and intensely humane.
They were reunited again, after long years of distance and exile, to bring life back to their old dream: make cinema a reality in Sudan.
They are determined to leave a trace of their passage and inspire the love for cinema. Throughout the images they created, the ones they lost and the ones remaining a desire, the beautiful and horrific faces of their country appear.

Berlin IFF 2019 – Documentary Award & Panorama Audience Award

Istanbul IFF 2019 – Special Jury Prize

Istanbul IFF 2019 – Fipresci Award

Athens IFF 2019 – Documentary Award

Guangzhou International Documentary FF 2019 – Documentary Award

Mumbai Film Festival 2019 – Grand Jury Prize

Palm Springs IFF 2019 –  Documentary Award

BFI London FF 2019 

DocLisboa 2019

DOK.Fest München 2019

FICCI 2019

Hamptons IFF 2019

IDFA 2019

Melbourne FF 2019

Minsk IFF 2019

Stockholm FF 2019

Sydney FF 2019

Yalta IFF 2019

Zurich FF 2019



« Great movies expand the world of cinema, and the Sudanese director Suhaib Gasmelbari’s documentary “Talking About Trees” does so in a way that looks daringly ahead while also uniting with a great pre-cinematic tradition. » - The New Yorker, Richard Brody

« Films are oxygen for these men, and Talking About Trees follows their mission to reopen a neglected outdoor movie theatre near Khartoum and give away tickets » - The Guardian, Cath Clarke

Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari

Production year: 2019

Runtime: 01h37

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