The Dam

by Ali Cherri

France, Serbia, Sudan


North Sudan, Merowe dam. Maher, a seasonal worker works in a traditional brickyard downstream from the dam. Each evening, Maher secretly wanders off into the desert to erect a mud construction. One day his creature disappears, and his life turns strange.

Filming : 2021
Length : 80′
Format : HD

Screenwriters : Ali Cherri, Geoffroy Grison, Bertrand Bonello
Production : KinoElektron
Coproduction : Trilema (Serbia), DGL (Sudan)


Bassem Fayad (director of photography), Thomas Van Pottelberge (sound), Toufic Khreich (1st assistant director), Abbas Al Khalifa (art director), Chris Fawcett (steadicam), Alsamoual Hussein (line producer), Isabelle Manquillet (editing), Arnaud Chellet (VFX), Simon Apostolou (mix), Fabien Trampont (post-production supervisor)


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