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PREVIEW The Dam + Q&A with Ali Cherri
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A black man working on the construction of a dam looks up at something tall out of the frame. He's holding a large stick
The Dam (Al-Sadd), dir. Ali Cherri, France / Sudan / Lebanon / Germany / Serbia / Qatar 2022, 84 min., Arabic with English subtitles

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.

Shot in Sudan during the revolution, this political fable is the debut feature from visual artist and filmmaker Ali Cherri, who received the Silver Lion for promising artist at the Venice Biennale.

An ICA CINEMA release.

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