Sunday, 29 July 2007

Trailer online

The trailer for Tourist's first documentary, I See The Stars At Noon, is finally available online, thanks to the wonder of YouTube. Watch the trailer here

You can also now buy copies of the 57-minute DVD directly from us.

I See The Stars At Noon is the story of a Moroccan man's attempt to illegally immigrate to Spain. In January of 2004, in the northern Moroccan city of Tangiers, Saeed Taji Farouky met a 26-year old Moroccan named Abdlfattah. He was a clandestine, one of many Africans who try to cross the narrow Straits of Gibraltar - stowing away on cargo ships or boarding inflatable rafts - and illegally enter Spain. By the end of their first meeting, Abdlfattah had agreed to let Saeed follow him to film every aspect of his journey, including his dealings with people-smugglers, his struggle to raise the 750 Euro fee, and his final days with his family before leaving

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

The End Is Near

Finally, A Midsummer Night's War is complete. We thought we had missed our chance, having taken nearly a year to finish it, but now it seems it was well-timed for the year anniversary of the summer 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon.

We submitted the film to the Canary Wharf Film Festival, and are also in negotiations with Al-Jazeera International to broadcast the film as part of the programming for the anniversary of the war.

Work continues with Tunnel Trade, a 21-minute documentary about smuggling through tunnels under the border between Gaza Strip and Egypt, also for Al-Jazeera International. The rough cut is complete, and will be delivered tomorrow for comments.