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DIRECTOR: Suhaib Gasmelbari

Four elderly Sudanese filmmakers are trying to rekindle the flame of film culture in a country where it has been all but extinguished. Although their attempts to re-open an old outdoor cinema are repeatedly thwarted by Kafkaesque bureaucracy and political hostility, the men’s humour, comradeship and sheer love of cinema shine through. This award-winning documentary captivated audiences at this year’s Berlin Film Festival – a truly beguiling, quietly inspiring reminder of cinema’s importance as a communal activity and democratic force.

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge and the Eastern region but also throughout the UK.