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Road to Nahr al Bared

DIR: Sebastián Talavera
2009 / Spain / 75 min

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ROAD TO NAHR AL BARED is a look to the situation of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon through the testimonies of five refugees aged between 9 and 62. Yaser tells us that the fight broke out in the camp, home of 35,000 civilians. Raed, 9 years old, tries to forget everything that happened taking care of his newly purchased calf. Israa wants to be a teacher. Mustafa is learning to weld; he wants to find a job as soon as possible to help his family. Ali is 62 years old and sends a message of peace to the world, despite having no fixed place to sleep each night. Around them, there are a desolate environment that involves the characters and a school as the epicentre and narrative thread.

About

Director Sebastián Talavera
Screenplay Sebastián Talavera
Dir. of Photography Sebastián Talavera
Editing Un perro andaluz Producciones, José Escrig
Music Jean Philippe Risse, Rodger Hughes
Sound José Ferrando
Duration 75 min
Year 2009
Country Spain
Colour Colour
Tags Near East, poetic, social issues, society
Production Un perro andaluz Producciones - Sara Talavera
Un perro andaluz Producciones - Sara Talavera
Address:  Lora del Rio, 11.
City:  41420 Fuentes de Andalucia (Sevilla)
Country:  Spain
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Distribution
Festivals
  • VI Seville European Film ...
  • VI Seville European Film Festival (6th - 14th November, 2009, Spain)
  • X Festival Internacional de Documentales “Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam” (8th - 13th March, 2010, Cuba)
  • XII Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (12th to 21st March, 2010, Greece)
  • XXVIII Festival Cinematográfico Internacional de Uruguay (26th March – 3rd April, 2010, Uruguay)
  • IX Roma Independent Film Festival (8th – 16th April, 2010, Italy)
  • X Belfast Film Festival (15th – 30th April, 2010, United Kingdom)
  • IV London International Documentary Festival (29th April, 8th May, 2010, United Kingdom)
  • Cinestrat 4.0 (5th – 9th May, Spain)
  • VI Planet Doc Review Film Festival (7th – 16th May, 2010, Poland)
  • IX Edoc Encuentros del otro cine (13th – 30th May, 2010, Ecuador)
  • V DocsDF Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de México (21st – 31st October, 2010, México)
  • IV Boston Palestine Film Festival (1st – 10th, October 2010, USA)
  • Festival Amal 10. Euroarab Film Festival de Santiago de Compostela (23rd – 30th October, 2010, Spain)
  • Human Rights Nights (21st – 26th October, 2010, Italy)
  • V Miradasdoc (29th October – 6th November, 2010, Spain)
  • I Muestra de cine Palestino de Madrid (November, 2010, Spain)
  • Prix International du documentaire et du reportage mediterraneen (27th November – 1st December, 2010, France)
Awards
  • IX Roma Independent Film ...
  • IX Roma Independent Film Festival
  • Best Documentary
  • Current TV award
  • Festival Amal 10. Euroarab Film Festival de Santiago de Compostela - Best Documentary


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