Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

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Dry Season

Chad, 2006. The government has granted amnesty to all war criminals. Atim, 16 years old, is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may kill the man who killed his father. Atim leaves his village for N’djamena, seeking a man he does not know. He (...)

Screaming Man (A)

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 (...)


Mahamat-Saleh Haroun was born in 1960 in Abéché, Chad. He studied cinema in Paris and journalism in Bordeaux. After writing for several years for many regional dailies, he directed his first short film Maral Tanié in 1994. In 1999, his first feature, Bye-bye Africa, was nominated at the Venice Film Festival and was awarded the Best First Film Prize. He then made Abouna (Notre père) (Directors' Fortnight, 2002), and Daratt, Saison sèche (Special Jury Award, Venice 2006). In 2010, A Screaming Man, his fourth feature, is awarded with the Jury Prize the Cannes Film Festival. It is his first film to be selected in official competition.