PASSWORD: FAJARA

Spain, France | 2017 | Documentary Film | 17 min. | Arabic, English, French | English subtitles | World Premiere DOK Leipzig 2017 Awarded at “Piélagos en corto” International Short Movie Festival . 2018 1srt price in the National Documentary category  

Synopsis

Abstract phantoms of trucks cross the screen. Infrared images. This is where refugees are waiting in the hope of reaching UK through the Eurotunnel. “Fajara” is the Arab word for explosion. But in the Jungle it was a word for: getting through, making it to the other side, arriving. The images become abstract, semantics dissolve. A haunting film about the phantoms of meaning (of words).

Credits

Director: Séverine Sajous, Patricia Sánchez Mora
Concept by: Séverine Sajous
Producer: Patricia Sánchez Mora, Séverine Sajous
Cinematographer: Séverine Sajous
Editor: Patricia Sánchez Mora
Animation: Óscar Santamaria
Sound: Chris Blakey
Music: Chris Blakey
Script: Séverine Sajous, Patricia Sánchez