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Year: 2017
Original Title: El mar la mar
Length: 94 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Distributor: ICA Cinema
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 03 2018

United States: February 23 2018


Ranking: 11,743 out of 14,835 movies (up 1673)


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The sun hits all of those who try to cross the Sonora dessert between Mexico and USA. Apart from the few people who live over there, the poorest immigrants without documents are the ones that do this journey, who have not got other option except for taking this dangerous path, followed by border guards, official or auto-proclaimed guards. The horizon looks like impossible to finish, and the mortal dangers are waiting everywhere. It is better to move in darkness: during the day, the heat and the sun are enough to make humans or animals die. They disappear and become part of the landscape, making always present the disappears, like life and death, beauty and terror, dangerous light and and nights full of stars and promises, everything together next to each other.




Trivia El mar la mar

The film was first released in the Forum section of Berlin Film Festival 2018. It received the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, the Caligari Award and it was nominated to the Glasshütte Original Documentary Award. J.P. Sniadecki, codirector of the film, has directed four different documentaries in China. In spite of the relevance of the film, the project was born before Donald Trump was chosen POTUS and his proposition to build a wall between Mexico and the United States.