17:00 HS / Sala Cinemateca
With vitality, humor and unexpected situations, this film paints an unusual portrait of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the middle of the stony Saharan desert. A minefield and the second largest military wall in the world separates this group of friends from their homeland that they have only heard about in their parent’s stories. They are called the Sahrawis and have been abandoned in this refugee camp in the middle of a stony desert ever since Morocco drove them out of Western Sahara forty years ago. Trapped somewhere in between life and death, Sidahmed, Zaara and Taher refuse to be bothered by it. They spend their days fixing cars that can’t really take them anywhere, fighting for political change without response and together they use the power of creativity and play to denounce the reality around them and expand beyond the borders of the camp.
Director: Eloy Domínguez Serén / Producer: David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski / Production company: Momento Film / Cinematography: Eloy Domínguez Serén / Edition: Ana Pfaff, Eloy Domínguez Serén / Sound: Ted Krotkiewski & Thomas Jæger
Country: Sweden, Norway, Germany / Year: 2018 / Duration: 89'Awards and festivals:
Awards: Best First Film, Young Jury- Cinéma du Réel, Best Film, Best Spanish Director FICX, Best DocumentaryTempo Dokumentärfestival. Festivals: IDFA, Visions du Réel.
Participants accredited to DocMontevideo and holders of the Documentary Week Pass have free access presenting their credential.
After the exhibition, open dialog with:
Ana Pfaff (Barcelona). Editor, director and experimental filmmaker. Co-founder of the Dostopos project, a collective focused on the production of content that relates images and music in formats such as video clips or video projection, using the practice of found footage or animated collage. In her filmography as an editor are: Hamada (2018), Els dies que vindran (2018), Ainhoha: Yo no soy esa (2018), Con el viento (2017) Trinta Lumes (2017), Estiu:1993 (2017). Niñato (2016), Remine (2014). In fiction she has worked on projects such as La Inquilina directed by Mar Coll, Els tres porquets directed by Albert Serra and in advertising she has directed for brands such as Wallapop, ING Direct, Stradivarius or Pans & Company.