One of Africa’s greatest contemporary filmmakers, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun in retrospective in NYC
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.
His films will be screened at the BAM, in Brooklyn, from April 20 to April 25.
A Season In France (Une saison en France)
Friday, April 20 at 7:00pm, followed by a Q&A with Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Dry Season (Saison sèche)
Saturday, April 21 at 2:00pm
A Screaming Man (Un homme qui crie)
Saturday, April 21 at 4:15pm & Sunday, April 22 at 8:45pm
Sunday, April 22 at 4:15pm
Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy (Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne)
Sunday, April 22 at 6:45pm
Monday, April 23 at 7:00pm
Sotigui Kouyaté, A Modern Griot
Monday, April 23 at 9:00pm
Bye Bye Africa
Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00pm