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Taste of Cement

Ziad Kalthoum / LB, DE, QA, SY, AE, 2017 / 85 min.

Syrian construction workers in exile are torn between two places: their bombed-out homes in Syria and the high-rise building site they're not allowed to leave in Lebanon. The daring, imaginative and visually exciting feature documentary won the international competition at the International Visions du Réel Film Festival at Nyon. 

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Director

Ziad Kalthoum

Production year

2017

Country

LB, DE, QA, SY, AE

Original title

Taste of Cement

Length

85 min.

Language

Arabic

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Trembling Landscapes

Landscape is a charged notion in the Middle East.* On the one hand, representations of landscape engage with a heady mix of national and natural borders, tussles over resources and territory, and (colonial) history. On the other hand, it is a rich source of identity, tradition and imagination.

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