Les Ombres
( Sombras )

Oriol Canals
2009 - 94 min - Beta numérique - Couleur - Espagne, Belgique, France

This is the story of a few men who arrived illegally in Spain from an African country. After a long journey fraught with death and danger, they find themselves facing a world, which resists them.
Someone approaches them with a camera and offers them to send a message to their family and friends back home to tell the story, in the form of an audiovisual letter, of their journey, their experience, their desires, ambitions, frustrations, hopes...
This is also the story of this encounter and this camera, set up like a fragile bridge between two worlds who live side by side but who seem to ignore each other.

Author-Director : Oriol Canals
Photography : Florian Bouchet , Jean-Jacques Mrejen
Sound : Marc Chalosse, Oriol Canals
Editing : Virginie de Véricourt
Original Music : Marc Chalosse
Delegate Producer : Turkana Films
Co-producer : Paradise films
Co-producer : Corto Pacific


Distributor : Groupe Galactica
Circulation-Consultation : BPI (Bibliothèque publique d'information)
Disponible au Club du doc


2011 - Concours Premier Doc - Aux écrans du réel, Le Mans (France) : Prix du Jury
2011 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques
2009 - ACID (Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion), Cannes (France) : Programmation ACID 2009