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Spain, France | 2017 | Documentary Film | 17 min. | Arabic, English, French | English subtitles | World Premiere DOK Leipzig 2017



Abstract phantoms of trucks cross the screen. Infrared images. This is where refugees are waiting in the hope of reaching UK through the Eurotunnel. “Fajara” is the Arab word for explosion. But in the Jungle it was a word for: getting through, making it to the other side, arriving. The images become abstract, semantics dissolve. A haunting film about the phantoms of meaning (of words).


Director: Séverine Sajous, Patricia Sánchez Mora

Concept by: Séverine Sajous
Producer: Patricia Sánchez Mora, Séverine Sajous
Cinematographer: Séverine Sajous
Editor: Patricia Sánchez Mora
Animation: Óscar Santamaria
Sound: Chris Blakey
Music: Chris Blakey
Script: Séverine Sajous, Patricia Sánchez

Film Premieres

International Premiere
2017. Dok Leipzig. International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, International Competition Short Film, Germany
National Premiere
2017. Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Aguilar de Campoo, Women Documentary Section, Spain
Local Premiere
2018. Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones de Barcelona, Official Section, Spain


2019. Awarded at the category Audience Prize at the Festival International de Cinema Etnográfico do Museo do Pobo Galego, Spain
2019. Awarded First Prize at the category multimedia at the POY LATAM, Columbia
2018. Awarded at the category Best National Documentary Short Movie in “Piélagos en corto” International Short Movie Festival, Spain


2018. l’Alternativa, Festival Internacional de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Hall Selecciona I, Spain
2018. Festival Internacional de Cine Invisible “Film Sozialak” I Hall Selecciona, Spain
2018. Astra Film Festival I International Competition Short Film, Romania
2018. Vancouver International Film Festival  International Competition Short Film, Canada
2018. Alcances Cádiz. Festival de Cine Documental, International Competition Short Film, Spain
2018. Mostra Internacional Films de Dones, Official Section, Spain
2018. Busan International Short Film Festival, International Competition, Korea
2018. Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, International Competition Short Film, Egypt