Director: Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Country: France / Belgium / Chad
Year: 2010
Language: French / Arabic
Runtime: 92 minutes
Cast: Youssouf Djaoro, Dioucounda Koma, Emile Abossolo M'bo

November 7
Best of the Fest

Un Homme qui crie / Screaming Man

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.

"If penniless do you offer blood?"