Talking About Trees (2019, 93 min., directed by Suhaib Gasmelbari)

In Arabic with English subtitles

Approximate running time: 2h without intermission

As part of the Arabic Music Days, two film screenings present recent works by Sudanese filmmakers Suhaib Gasmelbari and Amjad Abu Alala. The documentary Talking About Trees (2019), winner of the Panorama Audience Award at last year’s Berlinale festival, follows four Sudanese cinephiles in their attempt to re-open an old movie theater—while at the same time offering revealing insights into Sudanese (film) history.

The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the director.