A Screaming Man
2010, France-Belgium-Chad, 92’, Color, French-Arabic
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Cast: Youssouf Djaoro, Diouc Koma, Emile Abossolo
2010 Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Award
Aging Adam Ousmane (Youssouf Djaoro), who was once an up-andcoming Chadian swimmer, now manages the pool at a prestigious local resort. When the new Chinese managers of the establishment decide to downsize, Adam loses his job to his own son, Abdel (Dioucounda Koma). Shattered by this demeaning turn of events, Adam is pressured into contributing to the Chadian war effort. With no money to speak of, the only asset he can donate is his son, who is then abducted into the Chadian army.