Talking About Trees

Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari 2019 90 Minutes Ages 15+
Talking About Trees Sun 06 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 02:00pm 93mins New Farm Six Cinemas
Talking About Trees Fri 11 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 93mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Talking About Trees follows four Sudanese film directors as they attempt to revive a cinema culture in a country controlled by a fundamentalist government.

Winner of the 2019 Berlin Film Festival’s Documentary and Audience Awards, the film tracks the heroic efforts of the veteran filmmakers who, fuelled by their deep love of cinema and an unshakeable belief in sharing stories, work tirelessly to break through bureaucratic resistance to bring cinema back to Sudan. Bonded through their  experiences of filmmaking – and the persecution and torture inflicted on filmmakers over the years by successive governments – these men maintain humour and determination in the face of systematic political opposition.


Classification:Ages 15+
Country:France, Germany and Sudan
Language:Arabic, with English subtitles
Director:Suhaib Gasmelbari
Producer:Marie Balducchi, Mélanie Andernach, Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Cast:Suleiman Ibrahim, Ibrahim Shaddad
Script:Suhaib Gasmelbari
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Wide House