Alejandro Alonso / 30’ / 2021 / France, Cuba

Direction: Alejandro Alonso

Production: Boris Prieto (Vega Alta Films); Oderay Ponce de Leon, Alejandro Alonso (La Concretera Producciones)

Editing: Emmanuel Peña

Cinematography: Alejandro Alonso

Sound: Alejandro Perez, Glenda Martinez Cabrera, Velia Diaz de Villalvilla

Raudel works at a boat scrap yard in western Cuba. With his colleagues, he lives inside the jagged metal and the smoke of the oil when it burns. He talks about spirits, about stories that await him somewhere. In his eyes hope is opposed to that space where the line that separates the living from the dead is almost invisible.

ALEJANDRO ALONSO ESTRELLA. (1987, Cuba) graduated in Documentary Direction from Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Havana. His short documentaries have won awards at many festivals. The Farewell (2014) had its world premiere at IDFA. His first feature documentary, The Project (2017), premiered at Visions du Réel and was awarded with the FIPRESCI Prize at DOK Leipzig. Terranova (2021) had its world premiere at Rotterdam and won the Ammodo Tiger Short Award. Abisal (2021) won the Golden Dove for Best Short Documentary at DOK Leipzig. During 2017 and 2019, Alonso Estrella coordinated the Alternative Cinema master programme at EICTV