Scene from the film Mud Road
Scene from the film Mud Road

Mud Road

  • Ethiopia
  • Italy
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A three-hundred-kilometer unmaintained dirt road is the only way to reach the nearest hospital from a remote African village. Through naturalistic observational camerawork, the film captures the journey of an ambulance driver in southern Ethiopia struggling to overcome all possible obstacles in order to safely deliver a laboring woman to the doctors.


  • Original title
    Mud Road
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Francesco De Giorgi
  • Editing
    Giovanni Iavarone
  • Sound
    Tommaso Barbaro
  • Duration
    11 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ethiopia
    • Italy
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2019
    • Asti Film Festival
    • DOCFeed Eindhoven
    • ONE Country ONE Film
    • DOKer - Moscow International Documentary Film Festival
    • FaitoDoc
    • Festival Internacional de Cine por los Derechos Humanos - Sucre is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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