Yellow Brick Road

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  • Eloy D. Serén
  • Sweden
  • 2015, 15 min
Photography: Eloy Domínguez Serén
Editing: Eloy Domínguez Serén
Producer, Co-producer: Michael Krotkiewski (Momento Film AB)
Color: Colour
Language: Arabic
In the Western Sahara desert, large cars disintegrate into the sand, surrounded by a refugee camp. Against a yellow backdrop of sand, two small boys play in one of the wrecks. A static shot like a moving photograph of time, which flows slowly in the refugee camp.

Hamdi and Ali are playing in a rusty car wreck. They take turns in singing songs that sound almost as if they were sang by grown men and not by two kids from a refugee camp.

Eloy Domínguez Serén, originally from Spain, studied documentary filmmaking in Barcelona. He made his first film, The Sons of Samson (2011) in Spain. In 2012, he emigrated to Sweden, where he made his second short film Pettring (2013). In 2014, he began working as a filmmaking instructor in a refugee camp in the Sahara - the inspiration for his film Yellow Brick Road. He is now filming in the Arctic Circle.

Michael Krotkiewski / Heleneborgsgatan 8 B SE-117 32 / Stockholm / Sweden / +46 709 152 702 /
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Short Joy
Premiere Type: World Premiere
Subtitle languages: English
31.10.2015 13:30


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