Taste Of Cement

Director: Ziad Kalthoum
Year: 2017
Duration: 80
Language: Arabic
Best Feature of the International Competition – Visions du Réel
Special Mention – Valetta Film Festival
Grand Prix for the Best Feature Documentary – Mediterranean Film Festival
The Emerging International Filmmaker Award – Open City Documentary Festival in London
The Harrell Award for Best Documentary Feature – Camden International Film Festival
The Best Doc Film – Batumi International Art-House Film Festival
Doc Alliance Selection Award
The Flinders University International Best Documentary Award – Adelaide Film Festival
The New Wave Competition Prize – La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival
Jury Prize – FRONTDOC 2017
Golden Key – Kasseler Dokfest
Special Jury Prize – RIDM
Don Quixote Prize for Best Feature Film – l’Alternativa, Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona
Special Mention in the Official Feature Film Section – l’Alternativa, Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona
Open Eyes Prize – MedFilm Festival
Emerging Director Prize – Porto/Post/Doc
Best Documentary Feature – Dubai International Film Festival
The Audience Award – Ramdam Film Festival
Puma Award, Best Film – Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM (FICUNAM)
The Audience Award – Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM (FICUNAM)
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – Best Cinemathography
The Critics Awards, Arab Cinema Center – Best Documentary
In TASTE OF CEMENT, Ziad Kalthoum composes a striking essay on what it means to live in exile in a war-torn world with no possibilities to return home.