Taste of Cement
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Ziad Kalthoum. Syria/Lebanon. 2017, 85 mins. Digital projection. In Arabic with English subtitles. Ziad Kalthoum’s award-winning, cinematically audacious documentary explores the days and nights of Syrian refugees employed as construction workers in post–Civil War Beirut. Laboring to erect a towering skyscraper by day, they spend their nights in curfew, relegated to the cavernous basement of the site, haunted by memories of a homeland left in ruins, hoping for a chance to rebuild. New York premiere.
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