Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Modern Griot

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One of Africa’s greatest contemporary filmmakers, Chadian auteur Mahamat-Saleh Haroun has created a cinema of profound subtlety and human understanding. In his features and documentaries alike, he offers a rare glimpse into present-day Chad, chronicling both the country’s ongoing political strife and rich culture through stories of everyday people confronting wrenching moral choices. His lyrical, elegantly minimalist style is a wonder to behold—a deceptively calm surface that belies the complexity of thought and feeling behind each image.
April 20-25, 2018