Diary of Hunger
Short documentary film
Premiere at Festival OFFF Let’s Feed The Future
Official selection IDFA 2014
Winner Bronze Best Direction – New Formats Festival El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2014
Official selection Festival de Málaga 2015
Winner Special Mention Festival de Cine Documental Alcances 2015
Requests for asylum throughout the European Union have increased, while in the three southern border countries, Italy, Spain and Greece, they have significantly decreased. However, it is in these countries where “border externalization policies”, promoted by the European Union as a whole, are being implemented with most force. These policies prioritize the obsession with border security and control over humanitarian issues or matters related to the rights of migrants and refugees.
We watch the daily news, we are updated nowadays about every scandal thanks to social media, we learn about world’s most terrifying truth behind closed doors, doors that may never open until someone has the courage to showcase what human beings really go through. But how does it feel to perceive this information? Do we really get it “stuck” in our head or do we just receive the information “meaninglessly”?
A “Diary of Hunger” is a true story. An everyday true story. Now, what do we want to do about it? Are we going to accept this tragedy?
Director: Mireia Pujol / Executive Producer: Rafael Montilla / Production: Agosto / DoP: Borja López / Camera Assistant: Sergio Da Eira / Sound: Alejandro Gianni Tognarelli / Editor: Lucas Nolla / Colorist: Xavi Santolaya / Consulting and Production: Sergi Cámara and Blasco de Avellaneda / Linguistic Advice: Agnés Agboton, Manuel Serrat, Delphine Kouakou / Transaltion: Bea Omist / Post-Producer: Daniela Borges / Prod. Assistant: Miriam Girona / Laboratory: DeLuxe / Format: 16mm / Grade: El Ranchito / Sound Studio: BSO / Post-Production: Metropolitana de Muntatges