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Taste of Cement

Directed by Ziad Kalthoum Produced by Mohammad Ali Atassi, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert

Taste of Cement is a portrait of workers in exile. Ziad Kalthoum creates an essay documentary of Syrian construction workers building new skyscrapers in Beirut on the ruins caused by the Lebanese civil war. At the same time their own houses are being bombed in Syria. A Curfew prohibits them from leaving the construction site after work. Every night the news from their homeland and the memories of the war chase them. They must endure until the new day arrives where the hammering and welding drowns out their nightmares. (Dokufest)