Jan 06 2024

Screening | The Dam, with an introduction by Siddhartha Mitter

Sat | 7PM

This event will be held at Quad Cinema (34 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011). Tickets are available for purchase here.

On the occasion of Ali Cherri: Humble and quiet and soothing as mud, please join us at Quad Cinema for a presentation of Cherri’s feature-length film, The Dam (2022). The program will be introduced by the New York Times art critic, Siddhartha Mitter.

The Dam, 2022
Directed by Ali Cherri
Arabic with English subtitles
80 minutes

“Sudan, near the Merowe dam. Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nile. Every evening, he secretly wanders off into the desert to build a mysterious construction made of mud. While the Sudanese people rise to claim their freedom, his creation starts to take a life of its own…”

Siddhartha Mitter is a freelance writer and critic. He is interested in contemporary art and civic practices locally, nationally and internationally, including in the American South and on the African continent. His work appears most frequently in the New York Times and he has contributed to many other publications within and beyond the art field.
Image: The Dam, courtesy of the artist.