French and Arabic with English subtitles
Belgium, Chad and France
In the midst of civil war in war-weary Chad, elderly Adam (Youssouf Djaoro) battles for his job tending a swimming pool in a luxury hotel. Ex-swimming champion, he is demoted from his position and replaced by his son. Overwhelmed with feelings of resentment, he makes a fateful decision that he’ll have to live with for the rest of his life.
In this fifth feature by director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, one of Africa’s top filmmakers, Adam’s internal struggle is juxtaposed against the broad expansive concepts of war and religion. In A Screaming Man, Haroun stakes his claim as the preeminent visionary for a region that is grossly underrepresented on the world stage, but especially now coming to the fore in the African turmoil with Libya.
Winner of Jury Prize at 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
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