Miguel Rojas

Spain 15 min. min Worldwide premiere


The Joy of Living is about an unexpected trip to Senegal. Filmed in Super 8 and narrated by the author himself in a tone somewhere between personal diary and essay, the film recounts the impressions and feelings he experienced throughout the journey. The force of the gazes, the luminosity of the sky, or African hospitality all help him reach a state that was until then unknown to him.

Session Un Impulso Colectivo – Shorts 2



Short Film


Miguel Rojas

(Toledo, 1992) Director of several audiovisual pieces, including video clips and short films such as Las inquietudes de Blanca María (2013) or Corte Moderno (2013). In collaboration with the publishing house Terranova, he has created the pieces 609 (2018), La alegría de vivir (2018) and La travesía (2019).

Filmography: La travesía (curt, 2019), La alegría de vivir (curt, 2018), Corte Moderno (curt, 2013), Las inquietudes de Blanca María (curt, 2013)

Miguel Rojas

Film information

Original Title: The Joy of Living
Director: Miguel Rojas
Script: Miguel Rojas
Contact: Miguel Rojas Palencia
With: Mamadou Thiandoum, Cheikh Tidiane, Miguel Rojas
Country: Spain
Year: 2018
Format: Digital
Length: 15 min. min
Language: Spanish
Edition: 2019