DOCU/SHORT

Mirage

Year
2011
Country
UK, Serbia
Duration
42’
Director
Srdan Keca

At the edge of a city growing from the desert, a man plays alone on a golf course. Another, sleepless, sends a letter from a labour camp to his wife in Kenya. A sand storm hits a construction site, and the locals hold a strange dance ceremony. Dubai, usually seen either as miracle of development or failed gimmick, here becomes a set for a visual exploration of displacement, longing and desire. In three chapters the city, the surrounding desert and their inhabitants slowly uncover some of the darker aspects of contemporary society, while the ongoing economic meltdown spells the end of an era.

Production
National Film and Television School
Director
Srdan Keca

Srdan Keca studied filmmaking at the Ateliers Varan and subsequently the National Film and Television School in the UK and now lives between London and Serbia. Recently his work has explored the connections between the built environment and infrastructure and the human condition, with his latest film Mirage – a visual exploration of the city of Dubai and the surrounding desert. Another strand of his work is based in the Balkans and tries to extract what is universal from the convoluted historical narratives. His former background is in physics.

Filmography

After the War (2006), A Letter to Dad (2011)

XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
12+1
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12+1
Year
2011
Country
Iran
Director
Khatereh Khodaei
Duration
30
DOCU/SHORT
Outro
DOCU/SHORT
Outro
Year
2011
Country
Russia
Director
Julia Panasenko
Duration
45
DOCU/SHORT
Grandmothers
DOCU/SHORT
Grandmothers
Year
2011
Country
United Kingdom
Director
Afarin Eghbal
Duration
9
DOCU/SHORT
We Will Be Happy One Day
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We Will Be Happy One Day
Year
2011
Country
Poland
Director
Pawel Wysoczanski
Duration
40
DOCU/SHORT
Lesha
DOCU/SHORT
Lesha
Year
2011
Country
Russia
Director
Elena Demidova
Duration
32
DOCU/SHORT
The City
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The City
Year
2011
Country
Spain
Director
Gonzalo Ballester
Duration
14
DOCU/SHORT
Shall We Talk?
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Shall We Talk?
Year
2011
Country
Spain
Director
Javier Macipe
Duration
29
DOCU/SHORT
Sickfuckpeople
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Sickfuckpeople
Year
2011
Country
Ukraine, Austria
Director
Yuriy Rechynsky
Duration
45
DOCU/SHORT
Chronicle of Oldrich S.
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Chronicle of Oldrich S.
Year
2011
Country
Czech Republic
Director
Rudolf Smid
Duration
18
DOCU/SHORT
The Circus Tour
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The Circus Tour
Year
2011
Country
Estonia
Directors
Jaak Kilmi, Andres Maimik
Duration
28
DOCU/SHORT
I Will Forget This Day
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I Will Forget This Day
Year
2010
Country
Russia
Director
Alina Rudnitskaya
Duration
25
DOCU/SHORT
Train of Flies
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Train of Flies
Year
2010
Country
Spain
Directors
Nieves Prieto, Fernando Lopez
Duration
14
DOCU/SHORT
Guanape Sur
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Guanape Sur
Year
2010
Country
Italy, Peru
Director
Janos Richter
Duration
23
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