The Mauritania Railway. Backbone of the Sahara

  • Original title: The Mauritania Railway. Backbone of the Sahara
  • Direction: Macgregor
  • Production: Blackmilk
  • Photography: Macgregor
  • Edition: Macgregor
  • Country: Spain, United States
  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 12'
  • Language: without dialogues
  • Web: macgregor.works/mauritania/
  • Estreno valenciano

Synopsis

The Mauritania Railway is a 704-kilometer line linking the iron-mining centre of Zouerat with the port of Nouadhibou. Atop a hopper car, we journey through vast Saharan landscapes with the people who rely on the train for their survival.

Schedule

Friday 27 | 17:00 | Octubre CCC
Saturday 28 | 18:00 | Docs a la Plaça
Sunday 29 | 18:00 | Col·legi Major Rector Peset

Macgregor (Madrid, 1981) is an advertising and film director who alternates work as a director of photography. After graduating in audiovisual communication from the European University of Madrid he directed 18 seconds (2008), Uyuni (2010) and Similo (2014), among other short films, which have won more than 50 awards at festivals around the world. In 2015, he wrote, produced and directed Los Angeles 1991, winner of numerous national and international festivals.

  • The Mauritania Railway. Backbone of the Sahara (2017).
  • Los Angeles 1991 (2015).
  • Similo (2014).
  • Uyuni (2010).
  • 18 segundos (2008).
  • Festimatge Image Festival of Calella. Best Short Film (2017).
  • SIMA Social Impact Media Awards. Short Documentary Best Cinematography & Stylistic Schievement Jury Prize (2017).
  • 16th Fical International Film Festival of Almería. Best Cinematography (2017).
  • 5th Short Film Festival in Sa Pobla (2017).
  • 4th Bembibre Short Film Festival (2017).
  • 2nd DocsValència International Documentary Film Festival (2018).
  • Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival (2017).
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (2017).
  • Ecozine Film Festival International Film and Environment Festival of Zaragoza (2017).
  • Leiria Film Fest International Short Film Festival (2017).
  • Cortoespaña Traveling Festival (2017).
  • FICL International Film Festival of Lanzarote (2017).
  • Clujshorts International Short Film Festival (2017).
  • Speechless Film Festival (2017).
  • Internationale Grenzland-Filmtage (2017).
  • Doker Moscow International Documentary Film Festival (2017).
  • Dokubazaar Ljubljana Independent Documentary Film Festival (2017).
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