Mimoune

Illegal immigration is not only a problem for our society. Not only does the illegal immigrant suffer from social uprooting but also the most difficult part of this situation: the family division. This document was born of the desire to bring together, even if it was only through a camera, a family that since long ago wishes so.

Director: Gonzalo Ballester
Production: Gonzalo Ballester
Duration: 11 min
Country: Spain&Morocco, 2006

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Gonzalo Ballester

Gonzalo Ballester From 2002 he has filmed several short movies and documentaries, as the outstanding Mimoune (2006, 11’), winner of 15 awards in international film festivals and selected at more than 80. In 2003 he was awarded a scholarship to Siena; he often travelled to Venice and shot the material for La Serenissima (2006, 30’) documentary selected in the official competition of Malaga Film Festival and nominated best short documentary in Goya awards 2007. In mid-2005 left Spain to study cinema in the European Film College, in Denmark. In 2006 participated in the “Prix de la Jeunesse”, Cannes Film Festival. In 2009 he will shoot his first long documentary.