TASTE OF CEMENT
directed by Ziad Kalthoum, Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar 2017, 85’
In Beirut, Syrian workers are locked in the building site of a skyscraper. The only contact with the outside world is a passage under the ground. Cut off from their homeland, where the war is not over, they round up at night around a small TV to get the news from their land, hoping for a different and better life. A documentary of exceptional visual force, dedicated to all migrant workers in the globalized world, who confront with the daily injustices and difficulties caused by the distance from their families.
Lecturer with the director:
Francesco Mazzucotelli (University of Pavia)