Eloy Domíguez Serén

Sweden, Norway, Germany 89 min. min Catalan premiere


With vitality, humor and unexpected situations, this film paints an unusual portrait of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the middle of the stony Saharan desert. A minefield and the second largest military wall in the world separates this group of friends from their homeland that they have only heard about in their parent’s stories. They are called the Sahrawis and have been abandoned in this refugee camp in the middle of a stony desert ever since Morocco drove them out of Sahara forty years ago. Trapped somewhere in between life and death, Sidahmed, Zaara and Taher refuse to be bothered by it. They spend their days fixing cars that can’t really take them anywhere, fighting for political change without response and together they use the power of creativity and play to denounce the reality around them and expand beyond the borders of the camp.

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Eloy Domínguez Serén

In 2012 he moved to Sweden, where he made his first short film, Pettring. His debut feature No Cow On the Ice premiered in 2015 at Visions du Réel and was awarded in Toulouse, Filmadrid, Play-Doc, La Alternativa or Márgenes. Hamada, his second feature film, had its world premiere at IDFA and was awarded at the D’A 2019.

Filmography: Hamada (2018), Rust (curt, 2015), Yellow Brick Road (curt, 2015), No Cow On The Ice (2015), Jet Lag (curt, 2014), No Novo Céio (curt 2014), Pettring (curt, 2012)

Eloy Domínguez Serén

Film information

Director: Eloy Domíguez Serén
Script: Eloy Domíguez Serén
Contact: Elamedia
With: Sidahmed Salec Labeid, Ainina Sihamed Mohamed, Zaara Mohamed Saleh
Country: Sweden, Norway, Germany
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 89 min. min
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2019


Best Spanish Film Award and Best Director of a Spanish Film Award in Gijón