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THE DAM

QUINZAINE 2022 Feature film | 84 min
World premiere | Film in competition for the Caméra d'Or Award

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 starts to take a life of its own…

Actors

Maher El Khair (Maher)

Team

Screenplay
Ali Cherri, Geoffroy Grison in collaboration with Bertrand Bonello

Photography
Bassem Fayad

Sound
Thomas Van Pottelberge, Jakov Munizaba, Simon Apostolou

Editing
Isabelle Manquillet, Nelly Quettier

Music
ROB

Production

Production
KinoElektron
56 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
75010 Paris – France
T: +33 1 48 24 51 34
info@kinoelektron.com  
www.kinoelektron.com  

Coproduction 
Galerie Imane Fares (France)
Vega Foundation (Canada)
DGL Travel HQ  (Soudan)
Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH (Allemagne)
Trilema (Serbie)

Indie Sales
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Publicist (international press) 
Brigitta Portier
T : +32 477 9825 84 
brigittaportier@alibicommunications.be  
Gary Walsh
T+32 495 7738 82 
garywalsh@alibicommunications.be   

Photos

OV title : AL–SADD ( السّد )
Screenings in Cannes

Théâtre Croisette - 05/24/2022 11h15

Théâtre Croisette - 05/24/2022  17h00

Cinéma Le Raimu - 05/25/2022 10h00

Cinéma Alexandre III - 05/25/2022 16h30

Cinéma La Licorne - 05/26/2022 9h00

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