2 April 2023

Screening of 'The Dam'

Directed by Ali Cherri

The Yard

Take a seat by our outdoor screen in The Yard for the screening of The Dam, directed by Ali Cherri, presented by our resident arthouse cinema, Cinema Akil.

Starts 10:00 pm

Ends 11:00 pm

Venue The Yard


Set in Sudan, near the Merowe Dam. Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nile. Each evening, he secretly wanders off into the desert to build a mysterious construction made of mud. While the Sudanese people rise to claim their freedom, his creation starts to take a life of its own...

Born in Beirut, Ali Cherri is a visual artist and filmmaker living in Paris. Combining films, videos, sculptures and installation, his work examines the construction of historical narratives. Ali is the Artist in Residence at the National Gallery in London (2021/22) and has been awarded with the Silver Lion for promising artist at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2022). His short films The Disquiet and The Digger have been shown in prominent film festivals. The Dam, a fiction shot in Sudan during the revolution, is his debut feature film.