Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Walls
(Muros)

 

Year: 2015
Country: SPAIN, MOROCCO, USA, MEXICO, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE, PALESTINE
Run Time: 80 minutes

Walls
Walls
Walls

After the iconic fall of the Berlin Wall, one might assume the world would’ve moved away from the idea of using such structures for exclusion. But as evidenced by politicians and presidential candidates, the debate over walls is still very much alive. Directors Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina bypass the politics and instead focus on the human side of the issue. WALLS tells the intimate stories of lives affected by division on the borders of Spain and Morocco, Mexico and the United States, and South Africa and Zimbabwe. It’s in situ reporting spotlights a woman who smuggles to support her kids, a young couple desperately plotting to cross the border, and a group of men who find that life on the other side isn’t what they dreamed. For balance, the film also talks to border guards, who, despite their opinions on the issue, believe they're simply doing their job. From afar, it’s easy to argue over the moral implications or usefulness of such barriers. Alternatively, this staggering documentary finds the heart of the matter directly on the frontlines. (In English, Spanish, and Arabic with subtitles) -E.F.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Sidebars
African Diaspora
Cinema en Español

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Directors
Pablo Iraburu, Migueltxo Molina

Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina are documentary filmmakers who are part of the production company, Arena Comunicacion Audiovisual. They have over 20 years of experience in the industry. Iraburu is also a lecturer at Spain's University of Navarra, while Molina works as a camera operator for the television channel, Discovery Max.

Filmography
"Pure Vida" (2012), WALLS (2015)

Producer
Marga Gutiérrez

Cinematography
Pablo Iraburu

Editing
Migueltxo Molina, Pablo Iraburu

Print Source

Community Partners

Global Ties Akron

Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland

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