Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Lingui, the Sacred Bonds

By Rogan Graham

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s powerful drama is a poignant ode to a subtly complex vision of feminine solidarity.

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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: ‘How would the female body exist without the pressure of patriarchy?’

By Anahit Behrooz

The legendary Chadian director speaks candidly about reproductive rights in his home country and supporting the next generation of filmmakers.

Lingui – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s bright, hopeful film addresses the persistent issue of women’s reproductive health in present-day Chad.

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: ‘I wanted to give another face to the stranger’

By David Jenkins

The celebrated Chadian filmmaker on A Season in France and his humane approach to depicting migrants.

A Season in France

By David Jenkins

A family of African refugees in Paris grapple with the asylum system in Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s dismaying drama.


Every film by a black director at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival

By Ewan Cameron

New films from Ava DuVernay and Spike Lee are part of the official programme’s focus on diversity.

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