In the densely forested hills above Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on the Moroccan coast, 57 young Indian immigrants await their fate in a shanty community they've built to avoid deportation. With lush visual style, the film accompanies them in their daily trials as they scramble to survive, waiting to cross the last 14 km that separate them from Europe. Will they make it there?
Alberto Garcia Ortiz was born in Burgos, Spain, in 1972. Graduated at the University of Edinburgh in 1995. Soon he discovered his real passion: documentary cinema and from then on, he took several courses and workshops related to the cinema.
Agata Maciaszek was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1980. She moved to Spain at the age of 12. Graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid. Completed her cinema education with several workshops, including one with filmmaker Josй Luis Guen'n, a great referent in her documentary cinematic view. She combines her work in film/video direction and production with audiovisual translations for the Spanish National Filmhouse.
In 2006, Alberto Garcia and Agata Maciaszek released their first documentary feature film Ground level about the constant renovation process in the neighbourhood of Lavapies (Madrid).