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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

“I love Bresson: he understood everything about the cinema. I like his bare, strained style, his elegance. Pickpocket is a lesson of cinema.”

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    LINGUI, THE SACRED BONDS

    MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN France, 2021

    We’re celebrating the start of New York’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival with a sumptuous masterwork from Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. A powerful ode to the resilience of Chadian women in the face of patriarchal cruelty, this quietly radical drama has all the healing warmth of a mother’s embrace.

    DRY SEASON

    MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN Chad, 2006

    Winner of the Grand Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, this Chadian film presents an ambiguous tale of revenge, deeply rooted in the country’s recent scars. Dry Season raises difficult questions about the role of justice in the aftermath of conflict through a touching personal story.

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