Ali CHERRI France, Sudan, Lebanon, Germany, Serbia, Qatar 80 mins PG Singapore Premiere
On the Nile in North Sudan, bricklayer Maher senses the presence of an unknown being watching over him as he succumbs to the magic and mystery of the desert.
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 on a life of its own…
Ali CHERRI is a Lebanese artist whose work spans video, installation, performance and film. He most recently exhibited at this year’s Venice Biennale and The National Gallery, London. His short films include The Disquiet (2013) and The Digger (2015). The Dam, his first feature, premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.