• Mahamat-Saleh Haroun – Daratt AKA Dry Season (2006)

    Mahamat-Saleh Haroun2001-2010ChadDrama

    Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders his grandson Atim, a sixteen-year-old youth, to trace the man who killed his father and to execute him. Atim obeys him and, armed with his father’s own gun, he goes in search of Nassara, the man who made him an orphan. It does not take long before he finds him. Nassara, who now goes straight, is married, goes to the mosque and owns a small bakery. After some hesitation Atim offers him his services as an apprentice. He is hired then it will be easy for him to gun down the murderer of his father. At least, that is what he thinks…Read More »

  • Mahamat-Saleh Haroun – Lingui AKA Lingui: The Sacred Bonds (2021)

    2021-2030African CinemaChadDramaMahamat-Saleh Haroun

    Amina, a practicing Muslim, lives with her daughter, 15-year-old Maria. When Amina learns Maria is pregnant and wants to abort the child, they face an impossible situation in a country where abortion is legally and morally condemned.Read More »

  • Mahamat-Saleh Haroun – Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne (2016)

    2011-2020ChadDocumentaryMahamat-Saleh Haroun

    In 2013, former Chadian dictator Hissein Habré’s arrest in Senegal marked the end of a long combat for the survivors of his regime. Accompanied by the Chairman of the Association of the Victims of the Hissein Habré Regime, Mahamat Saleh Haroun goes to meet those who survived this tragedy and who still bear the scars of the horror in their flesh and in their souls. Through their courage and determination, the victims accomplish an unprecedented feat in the history of Africa: that of bringing a Head of State to trial.Read More »

  • Mahamat-Saleh Haroun – Abouna (2002) (720P)

    Drama2001-2010African CinemaArthouseChadMahamat-Saleh Haroun

    Abouna is a gently heartbreaking look at the lives of two boys growing up impoverished and fatherless in Chad. Filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun mixes in telling bits of documentary realism with his story of the two boys’ lackadaisical search for their father. The filmmaker takes his time with the tale, lingering on details, like a long shot of the two boys meandering across a field, roughhousing and walking on their hands. Haroun also pointedly displays posters for Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, Idrissa Ouedraogo’s Yaaba, and Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise outside the little movie theater that the boys visit.Read More »

  • Mahamat-Saleh Haroun – Abouna (2002)

    2001-2010African CinemaChadDramaMahamat-Saleh Haroun


    synopsis – AMG:
    Nine-year-old Amine (Hamza Moctar Aguid) and his older brother, Tahir (Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa), are at loose ends when their father walks out on them one day for no apparent reason. Their mother (Zara Haroun) tells them that their father is “irresponsible.” Amine doesn’t understand the word, so he looks it up and ends up believing that it means their father is “not responsible” for his actions. In their search for their father, the boys go to the local cinema, where Amine is convinced that he sees their father up on the screen. He even seems to address them from the film. The two boys steal the film to examine it for evidence of their father’s presence. When they’re caught, their distraught mother gives up and sends them off to a madrasah, a strict Muslim boarding school. There, the headmaster’s grieving wife (Ramada Mahamat), whose own son has drowned, takes pity on Amine, who, on top of his emotional pains, suffers from asthma. Tahir meets a beautiful deaf mute girl (Mounira Khalil) who lives nearby. But the boys are woefully unhappy, and they plot their escape. When another boy teases Amine for his inability to swim, Amine responds with violence, which eventually leads to tragic results. Abouna is the second feature from Chad-born, France-based writer/director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Bye Bye Africa). It was shown at New Directors/New Films in 2003. — Josh RalskeRead More »

  • Mahamat-Saleh Haroun – Grigris (2013)

    2011-2020African CinemaChadDramaMahamat-Saleh Haroun


    Despite a paralyzed leg, Grigris, a 25 year old living in Chad, dreams of being a dancer, but his dreams are dashed when his uncle falls critically ill. To save him, Grigris resolves to work for petrol traffickers.
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  • Mahamat-Saleh Haroun – Un homme qui crie AKA A Screaming Man (2010)

    Drama2001-2010African CinemaChadMahamat-Saleh Haroun


    Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N’Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he feels socially humiliated. The country is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government. The authorities demand that the population contribute to the “war effort”, giving money or volunteers old enough to fight off the assailants. The District Chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution. But Adam is penniless; he only has his son…. Read More »

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