Event

Thursday 07 August, 22:00

Gandules'14 - Gas Natural Fenosa

Amreeka (Amerrika)

Amreeka (Amerrika)
Cherien Dabis
2009, USA/Canada/Kuwait, 35 mm, 96’, VOSE
Cannes Festival – Directors’ Fortnight: FIPRESCI Prize

Muna’s life is marked by the daily grind of West Bank checkpoints and the shadow of a failed marriage, but all that changes when she is granted a US work and residence permit. In search of a better future, Muna and her adolescent son, Fadi, leave Palestinein search of a new life in small-town Illinois. Muna’s sister, and her husband and their three daughters, take in the new arrivals. There they face the task of fitting into a different culture without relinquishing their own identity, dealing with an environment which, since the invasion of Iraq, regards the entire Middle East with suspicion. Despite everything, Muna strikes out optimistically, teaching her son a lesson he will never forget.

El viatge
Helena Bonastre

2014, Spain, video, 14’ 3”, VO (ca)
Finalist of the Short Film Competition Gandules'14

A girl from Barcelona, tired of her life and seeing no future there, decides to go and look for work in Maastricht, a small city in the Netherlands, where a childhood friend lives. Once there, the experience of the journey turns out to be more interesting than it seemed.

See the
 complete programme of Gandules'14 - Gas Natural Fenosa. This August you will also find in Filmin’s website a great selection of films based on the topic Away from Home.

Credits

Organizer
Centre de Cultura ContemporÓnia de Barcelona
With the collaboration of
Filmin
Sponsors
Gas Natural Fenosa