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Abderrahmane Sissako

“I film people passing by, people I may never see again.... but who leave their mark on me and on others, immortalized on film.”

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    ABDERRAHMANE SISSAKO Mauritania, 2014

    Juxtaposing an overwhelming sorrow with an underlying joy, Abderrahmane Sissako intertwines the cruel reality of occupation with buoyant, moving moments which emphasize the strength of the human spirit. A political film of defiance, resilience, and poetry.

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    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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