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Taste Of Cement
In Beirut, Syrian construction workers are building skyscrapers, while their own homes in their homeland are being shelled. These workers are confined to the site, forbidden as refugees, to leave after sunset, by decree of the Lebanese government. Cut off from their homeland, they gather at night around a small TV set for news about Syria, tormented by anguish and anxiety, while suffering the deprivation of the most basic human and workers rights.
2017 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 85 mins
Genre: Non-fiction
Programme: Muhr Feature
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 12+
Contains: Adult References and Death
Director: Ziad Khalthoum
Producer: Tobias Siebert, Eva Kemme, Ansgar Frerich, Mohammad Ali Atassi
Scriptwriter: Ziad Khalthoum, Ansgar Frerich
DOP: Talal Khoury
Editor: Alex Bakri, Frank Brummundt
Composer: Sebastian Tesch
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