Film Series: UN HOMME QUI CRIE (A SCREAMING MAN)
UN HOMME QUI CRIE
(A SCREAMING MAN)
by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Working on a scale both intimate (a father’s wounded ego) and epic (a nation torn apart by civil war), writer-director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun creates a remarkable portrait of present-day Chad. Adam, a 55-year-old former swimming champion, takes great pride in his work as the pool attendant at a luxury hotel in N’Djamena, the nation’s capital. His life is upended when his boss tells him that his son will be replacing him as the sole pool attendant. Reeling from this blow to his self-worth, Adam makes a treacherous decision,. Adam gets his cherished job back, but the joy it provides is no match for the guilt and torment he now must endure.