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The Dam
Directed by Ali Cherri

Status . Completed

Countries . France, Sudan, Lebanon, Germany, Serbia, Qatar

Original Title . Le Barrage

Year . 2022

Language . Arabic

Domestic Release . Dulac Distribution

Synopsis

Sudan, near the Merowe Dam.

Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nile. Every evening, he secretly wanders off into the desert to build a mysterious construction made of mud. While the Sudanese people rise to claim their freedom, his creation slowly starts to take a life of its own…

DIRECTOR

Ali Cherri

CAST & CREW

CAST

Maher El Khair


SCREENWRITERS

Ali Cherri

Geoffroy Grison

In collaboration with Bertrand Bonello


PRODUCERS
KinoElektron (France)


CO-PRODUCERS

Galerie Imane Fares (France)

DGL Travel (Sudan)

Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH (Germany)

Trilema (Serbia)


FRENCH DISTRIBUTOR

DULAC DISTRIBUTION


FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight 2022