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WHY WE FIGHT selected for Venice Gap-Financing Market. More info.


Directed by Vanessa del Campo, 2019

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Creative short documentary, Belgium


An old Bedouin riding his camel can’t believe his eyes: a woman dressed in a big, compact armour and a bizarre helmet is studying an insignificant rock. Astronauts in the desert of Oman... Or is it Mars?

Bedouins, spaceships, desertships, two young Omani girls passionate about space and a lost director reflecting about life in this Universe and the relation between nomadism, exploration, colonialism and freedom.

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"A remarkable cinematic journey that spans both inner and outer space"




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A film by Vanessa del Campo

Produced by Emmy Oost for Cassette for timescapes

Screenplay by Miquel Sureda & Vanessa del Campo

Photography by Vanessa del Campo

Editing by Vanessa del Campo & Karel de Cock

Sound Asma Albadi, Anna Novell & Miquel Sureda

Sound Design and Mix by Julián Díaz-Peñalver Arias

With the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union & LUCA - School of arts


IDFA Talent Award at Visions du Réel 2019

Sangalli Award, The Gaze of the Other Festival dei Popoli 2019

Best International Short Film at MiradasDoc 2020


Visions du Réel 2019 (CH) Opening Scenes section

Mooov Festival 2019 (BE) Short Film Competition

59th Krakow Film Festival (PL) Short Film Competition

3rd International Debut Documentary Film Festival Rudnik, 2019 (RUS) Competition program

DokuFest 2019, Kosovo Int'l Short Dox Competition

Festival dei Popoli (IT) Official competition - international selection

Riga International Filmfestival (LT) Short Riga International Competition

Breedbeeld Kortfilmfestival (BE)

IDFA (NL) Best of Fests

Bogota Short Film Festival (CO)

Festival Mon Premier Film Documentaire 2019 (TN)