Offizielle Auswahl - Außerhalb des Wettbewerbs

The Dam

Ali Cherri
Talent présent •  Talent présent •  
Künstlerische Kollaborationen Outside the Box Erster Spielfilm 2022 80 min Frankreich, Sudan, Libanon, Deutschland, Serbien
Réserver un billet


If you build it, who will come?

Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nile near the Merowe dam. Every evening, he secretly wanders off into the desert to build a mysterious construction made of mud. Set against the Sudanese revolution, his creation starts to take a life of its own… The Dam is a political fable about the power of imagination set against the backdrop of the Sudanese revolution.

Screening of the film THE DAM (LE BARRAGE) in collaboration with the MUDAM, followed by a Q&A with the director and artist Ali Cherri and moderated by Joel Valabrega (MUDAM) and Line Ajan (MUDAM).


  • Maher El Khair, Mudathir Musa, Santino Aguer Ding, Abo Algassim Sir Alkhatim
  • Ayman Sharif
  • Nemr


  • Ali Cherri
  • Geoffroy Grison


  • Bassem Fayad


  • Thomas Van Pottelberge
  • Jakov Munizaba
  • Simon Apostolou


  • ROB


Donnerstag 09 März 2023 19:00
Talent présent  •  
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : Arabisch
Untertitel : Englisch
Screening : Public Screening

Ali Cherri

Ali Cherri
Ali Cherri

Born in Beirut, Ali Cherri is a visual artist and director based in Paris. Combining films, videos, sculptures and installations, his work questions the construction of historical stories. Ali was Artist in Residence at the National Gallery in London (2021/2022) and was awarded the Silver Lion for the promising artist at the 59th Venice Art Biennale in 2022.


  • Le Barrage 2022
  • Al haffar (short film) 2015
  • L’Intranquille (short film) 2013
Weitere Filme

Weitere Filme