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Mahamat Saleh Haroun's 'Abouna' - African Boys Need Love Too

  • By Wendy Okoi-Obuli
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  • March 7, 2013 3:41 PM
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One of my favourite African films is Abouna (Our Father), by Mahamat Saleh Haroun, which I first saw about 5 years ago on TV. It came on about an hour before I was due to go out to meet up with a friend... I was about 40 minutes late - having started, I just had to watch the film till the end. Set in the director's home country of Chad, the film has won several awards, including one for its cinematography. From a Western perspective, it's not often that we get to see images of African children that aren't starving, in some form of bondage, or forced into fighting wars; it would be easy to forget, therefore, that African children, just like other children all over the world, have hopes and dreams that aren't always concerned with the basic needs of life - food, water, shelter, clothing...

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Talks Inspiration, Building A Film School In Chad, Jude Law's Interest In Working w/ Him, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 25, 2013 6:35 PM
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An interview with Chadian auteur, an really the country's best-known filmmaker, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, is one that I hope I'll one day get, because I have so many questions I'd like to ask him - about his films, cinema of Chad, African cinema at-large, and more.

2013 S&A Black Cinema Database Entry #4 - 'GrisGris'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2013 7:15 PM
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Africa At The Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film Submissions From The Continent - Chad

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 4, 2012 10:33 AM
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Continuing on with the series... but first, a recap...

Chadian Mahamat Saleh-Haroun's 'Grisgris' To Begin Shooting (Plot Details Revealed)

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • September 18, 2012 10:56 AM
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We've been on the look out for more information about this project from acclaimed Chadian Filmaker Mahamat Saleh-Haroun since it was announced at Cannes.