Taste of Cement 2017 Ages 15+

12.30PM Sat 29 May 2021 (1hr 25mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'A dream-like documentary about the nightmare of exile, Taste of Cement takes us into the lives of Syrian construction workers in Beirut. Virtually imprisoned on the site of a skyscraper and with extremely limited access to news from home, these refugee labourers are creating a majestic structure while their own houses and cities are being obliterated. Without any traditional talking head interviews, exiled Syrian filmmaker Ziad Kalthoum has created a beautiful film about almost unimaginable hardship.' Adelaide Film Festival

Ages 15+ | Adult themes, medium impact news images and audio reporting of war.

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, STEREO, 85 MINUTES, GERMANY, LEBANON, SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, QATAR, ENGLISH, ARABIC (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: ZIAD KALTHOUM / PRODUCER: MOHAMMAD ALI ATASSI, ANSGAR FRERICH, EVA KEMME, TOBIAS SIEBERT / SCRIPT: ANSGAR FRERICH, ZIAD KALTHOUM, TALAL KHOURY / CINEMATOGRAPHER: TALAL KHOURY/ EDITOR: ALEX BAKRI, FRANK BRUMMUNDT / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SYNDICADO FILM SALES