A Screaming Man

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    A Screaming Man

Film:

A Screaming Man

Showtimes:

Thursday Jun 14 07:00 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


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About the Film:

Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. Chad | France | Belgium. 2010. French & Arabic with English subtitles. 102 min.

Adam, a 60-something former swimming champion, is a pool attendant at a hotel in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad. When the hotel is bought by Chinese, Adam is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel, leaving Adam humiliated and resentful. Meanwhile, the country is in the throes of civil war. Rebel forces attack the government while the authorities demand the population contribute to the "war effort," with money or volunteers old enough to fight. The district chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution. But Adam is penniless; he only has his son. In a moment of weakness, Adam makes a decision that he will forever regret. This New York Times Critics’ Pick, which won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, is a quiet film about big life questions. 

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