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Desert Dogs

Documentary | 20 min | 2020 | HILLTON

Taghazout. There we meet Aya. She’s originally from Rabat, but left home at the age of 15. Since then she lives in Taghazout and skates all day. She’s free from restrictions, traditions and – upon all – rules. The community lives in tents next to the skate park and a main road. They don't have any money, neither necessities and especially hospitals for emergency cases.
Rabat. Ibrahim and his friends talk about the police and how much they are surveilled. They dream about how it would be completely different in Taghazout. "You can do anything you want there." At the same time all of those kids have an intact relationship with their parents and families.
Is that really absolute freedom? Or is it just an illusion to break a wish out of reality?

36. Warsaw International Film Festival 2020
24. International Short Film Festival Winterthur 2020
56. Journées De Soleure, Solothurner Filmtage 2021

Director: Samuel Morris | samuel-morris.com
Film Editor: Dennis Gnoni Visconti
DoP: Fabio Tozzo | fabiotozzo.com
Music by: Gordian Gleiss
Production: HILLTON | hillton.ch
Colorist: Marina Starke | marinastarke.com
Sound Design: Tro Music Services | tro.de
Sound Engineer: Jingle Jungle | jinglejungle.ch
Producer: Gilles Germann
Assistant Producer: Mona Bertschinger
Title Design: Kevin Högger | kevinhoegger.com
Poster Design: Art Belikov | artbelikov.com
Distribution: Cut Up Distribution | cut-up.ch

1.85:1 – Mixed Ratios, Color
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