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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

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Walls (Muros)

Ajyal Competition

Pablo Iraburu, Migueltxo Molina / Feature Documentary / Spain / 2015 / 80 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic, English, Spanish / English, French subtitles
Interests: Social Issues, Docufiction, Creative Documentary
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.

Screenings

  • Wed, Dec 2, 08:30 PM, Katara Building 12, Theatre A (K12-A)
    Tickets sales closed
  • Sat, Dec 5, 02:00 PM, Katara Building 12, Theatre A (K12-A)
    Tickets sales closed

Synopsis

It seems there have always been border walls – throughout history, cities surrounded themselves with fortified walls to protect against raids, and massive feats of engineering like the Great Wall of China have been constructed to repel invading marauders. Today, however, when nations are rarely faced with land invasions that could be prevented by bricks and mortar, these structures have taken on a new face – one of containment and economic protectionism. When the most notorious wall in modern history, the structure that divided West Berlin from East Germany, was breached late in 1989, the Iron Curtain fell with it, indicating the arrival of a more dignified approach to international border policies. Or so we dreamt.

‘Walls’ follows subjects on both sides of three contemporary borders to explore what these walls stand for today. Their very construction signals a lack of camaraderie; imposing, unwelcoming and threatening, they define who is worthy– and who is not. Those who patrol the walls are determined to keep migrants out, while those who wish to cross the borders are resolute in their desire to gain a better life for themselves. Between these irreconcilable attitudes, walls and razor wire stand as mean-spirited symbols of selfishness and the fear of those who are not like us.

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About the Directors

He is the founder of Arena Comunicación. He has devoted over 20 years to the production of documentaries. He has filmed in places such as Guatemala, Peru, Brazil, USA, Morocco, Chad, Madagascar, Malawi, India, China and all over Europe. His first full-length film as a Producer and co-scriptwriter was Nömadak TX, filmed in Lapland, India, Mongolia and Africa. His last film, Pura Vida/The Ridge, was filmed in ten different countries. Both are being distributed internationally.

His role in “Walls” is as Executive Producer and Co-Director. He will also be in charge of the script and the direction of photography.

Photography director, editor and producer in Arena Comunicación Audiovisual since 2007. Among his most recent works is the TV programme “Desafío 14+1”, which narrated an expedition to Everest without oxygen in ten half-hour programmes. He has been a scriptwriter, photography director and director of most of Arena's productions. He is the co-director and co-scriptwriter of “Pura Vida/The Ridge”. He has experience in filming in complex situations, handling characters, in the documentary genre.

He will be the Co-Director of “Walls” together with Pablo Iraburu.

Credits

Director
Pablo Iraburu, Migueltxo Molina
Screenwriter
Pablo Iraburu
Producer
Itziar García Zubiri
Editor
Migueltxo Molina, Pablo Iraburu
Music
Mikel Salas
Cinematographer
Pablo Iraburu
Sales Company
Autlook Filmsales
Production Company
Arena Comunicación Audiovisual
Cast
Jaime Mimún, Ghariba El Bokhari, Bockar Bricio, Karen Hernánez, Álvaro Enciso, Meza Weza, Izak Nel

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