MARS, OMAN: Vanessa del Campo

An old Bedouin riding his camel can’t believe his eyes: a woman dressed in a big, compact armour and a bizarre helmet is studying an insignificant rock. Astronauts in the desert of Oman… Or is it Mars?

Bedouins, spaceships, desertships, two young Omani girls passionate about space and a lost director reflecting about life in this Universe and the relation between nomadism, exploration, colonialism and freedom.

A film by Vanessa del Campo
Produced by Emmy Oost for Cassette for timescapes
Screenplay by Miquel Sureda & Vanessa del Campo
Photography by Vanessa del Campo
Editing by Vanessa del Campo & Karel de Cock
Sound Asma Albadi, Anna Novell & Miquel Sureda
Sound Design and Mix by Julián Díaz-Peñalver Arias

Awards
IDFA Talent Award at Visions du Réel 2019

Selections
Visions du Réel 2019 (CH) Opening Scenes section
Mooov Festival 2019 (BE) Short Film Competition
59th Krakow Film Festival (PL) Short Film Competition
3rd International Debut Documentary Film Festival Rudnik, 2019 (RUS) Competition program
DokuFest 2019, Kosovo Int’l Short Dox Competition


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