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Taste of Cement

/ 2017/ 1 t. 15 min.
LANGUAGE:
arabisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Ziad Kalthoum
WRITER:
Ziad Kalthoum, Talal Khoury, Ansgar Frerich
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Talal Khoury
PRODUCER:
Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias Siebert, Mohammad Ali Atassi
Life is a construction site

For many of the more than one million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, the dream is to return to their homeland and rebuild what has been destroyed by the civil war. TASTE OF CEMENT chronicles the life of one such group of Syrians working as construction workers on a tower block in Beirut, sleeping in the basement of the enormous concrete structure and rarely leaving the construction site. Featuring little dialogue and a stream of haunting images, Zaid Kalthoum’s award-winning documentary is a poetic meditation on sorrow, longing and alienation.

Ziad Kalthoum

Ziad Kalthoum (Syria, 1981) Filmography: THE IMMORTAL SERGEANT (2014)

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