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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Modern Griot

 
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Apr 20—Apr 25, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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One of Africa’s greatest contemporary filmmakers, Chadian auteur Mahamat-Saleh Haroun has created a cinema of profound subtlety and human understanding. In his features and documentaries alike, he offers a rare glimpse into present-day Chad, chronicling both the country’s ongoing political strife and rich culture through stories of everyday people confronting wrenching moral choices. His lyrical, elegantly minimalist style is a wonder to behold—a deceptively calm surface that belies the complexity of thought and feeling behind each image.

Special thanks to Unifrance Films


 
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PAST EVENTS
A Season In France
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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Modern Griot: A Season in France
 

Haroun’s latest is a moving migrant’s tale drawn from the director’s own experiences.

Fri, Apr 20, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
Daratt
Film
Dry Season
 

A quietly intense parable of revenge and forgiveness set in post-civil war Chad.

Sat, Apr 21, 2018
 
 
A Screaming Man
Film
A Screaming Man
 

A father faces a wrenching decision in this haunting, profoundly human moral tale.

Apr 21—Apr 22, 2018
 
 
Grigrirs
Film
Grigris
 

A strikingly understated thriller set against the criminal underworld of urban Chad.

Sun, Apr 22, 2018
 
 
Hissein Habre
Film
Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy
 

A powerful documentary that sheds light on one of Chadian history’s darkest moments.

Sun, Apr 22, 2018
 
 
Abouna
Film
Abouna
 

Two brothers find their way in the world in this dreamily beautiful coming of age fable.

Mon, Apr 23, 2018
 
 
Sotigui
Film
Sotigui Kouyaté, A Modern Griot
 

An affectionate portrait of a West African griot living in Paris.

Mon, Apr 23, 2018
 
 
Bye Bye Africa
Film
Bye Bye Africa
 

Haroun’s first feature, a thought-provoking meditation on cinema and contemporary Africa.

Wed, Apr 25, 2018