In search of a story, a German film crew ends up in El Alberto, Mexico. The village has become famous for the Caminata Nocturna – an attraction that re-enacts illegal border crossings to the USA and is based on the experiences of the locals. This keenly nuanced essay film grapples with the possibilities and limits of cinematic representation. Monika Haas
Writer: André Siegers. Camera: Philipp Diettrich. Sound: Bernhard Hetzenhauer. Editing: Simon Quack. Production: FÜNFERFILM UG (haftungsbeschränkt). Producer: Karsten Krause. Length: 94 min.
André Siegers studied English in Düsseldorf and film at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg and was a Robert Bosch Grenzgänger scholarship holder. He lives and works as a freelance filmmaker and author in Berlin.
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Nominated for the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international
Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.