Golden (2019)

Feature Documentary Competition | Sudan, France, Germany, Chad | Arabic, English, Russian with subtitles in English | 93 min


About the Film

Four idealist and intensely humane filmmakers who have been lifetime friends reunite after long years of distance and exile, in order to bring their old dream back to life: making cinema a reality in Sudan. They are determined to leave a trace of their passage, and revive an everlasting relationship with the big screen. These are the chronicles of film passion, hoping to reignite a country’s love of cinema. The film won the Glashütte Original Documentary Award and the Panorama Dokumente Audience Award at the 69th Berlinale.

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Suhaib Gasmelbari

Suhaib Gasmelbari was born in 1979 in Sudan. He attended cinema studies at the University Paris VIII, and worked as a camera operator and editor, collaborating with various journalists to direct reports for channels like Al Qarra and France 24. He wrote and directed several short narrative films and documentaries. Gasmelbari’s 2017 documentary Sudan's Forgotten Films was named the Arts & Culture Story of the Year at the 2018 FPA Media Awards. His first feature film, Talking About Trees (2019) won the Special Prize of the Jury at the Istanbul International Film Festival, in addition to the Glasshütte Original Documentary Award and the Panorama Audience Award at the 69th Berlinale.


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