Taste of Cement

Director: Ziad Kalthoum
Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar | 2017 | 85 min | Arabic
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15. August 2017  at   12:00
Meeting Point Cinema
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16. August 2017  at   17:00
Multiplex Cinema City - Hall 5
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In Beirut, Syrian construction workers are building a skyscraper, while at the same time their own houses at home are being shelled. The Lebanese Civil War is over, but conflict in Syria rages on. The workers are locked in the building site. They are not allowed to leave it after 7pm, as the Lebanese government has imposed a night-time curfew on refugees. The only contact these Syrian workers have with the outside world is via the hole they climb out of each morning to begin a new day of work. Cut off from their homeland, they gather at night around a small TV set to get the news from Syria. Tormented by anguish and anxiety, while suffering the deprivation of the most basic human and workers rights, they keep hoping for a different life.

Director: Ziad Kalthoum
Director of Photography: Talal Khoury
Editor: Alex Bakri, Frank Brummundt
Music: Sebastian Tesch
Sound: Rayan Al Obeydine, Makram Al Halabi, Rawad Hobeika, Cedric Kayem, Carine Bacha
Producer: Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias Siebert
Production: Bidayyat for Audiovisual Art, BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion
Contact: Syndicado, Aleksandar Govedarica;

Ziad Kalthoum
2015 – TASTE OF CEMENT (documentary)
2011 – AYDIL / OH, MY HEART (short doc.)