Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Ahidjo Mahamet Moussa Tahir
Hamza Moctar Aguid Amine
Zara Haroun Achta
Mounira Khalil Mute girl
Diego Moustapha Ngarade Uncle Adoum
Garba Issa Father
Koulsy Lamko Headmaster
Written by: Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Producers: Guillaume de Seille and Abderrahmane Sissako
Tahir and Amine wake up one morning and discover that their father has abandoned them. This causes them to act mischievously. While watching a film, they believe that they see their father in it, so they steal the film to look at the frames. Their mother, not knowing what to do with them, sends them to a Koranic school. The two brothers plan on escaping, until Tahir falls in love with a deaf girl.
Wendy Okoi-Obuli Mahamat Saleh Haroun's 'Abouna'- African Boys Need Love Too Shadow Act
Joshua Brunsting For Criterion Consideration: Mahamat Saleh Haroun's Abouna Criterion
Margaret R. Miles and S. Brent Plate. "Hospitable Vision: Some Notes on the Ethics of Seeing Film". Cross Currents 54.1 (2004): 22-31. Academic Search Premier.