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SAND MEN - still #1


East Coast Premiere

Director: Tal Amiran

England, 2016, 13 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2017

Category:Documentary Short

Crew:Producers: Tal Amiran - Cinematography: Tal Amiran - Editing: Tal Amiran - Sound Design: Rick Blything - Music: Oli Harrison - Foley: Louise Brown


Neculai, Aurel and Raj all left their homes in Romania for the same reason - to seek a better life for their family. Now, in Britain, with their loved ones depending on them, they survive by creating sand sculptures on London's streets. They try to find hope in the hardships they endure, while thoughts of their children's futures keep them going.


About the director

Tal Amiran is a multiple award-winning filmmaker based in London, UK. His films have been screened at over a hundred film festivals internationally including the BFI London Film Festival, AFI DOCS, Hamptons International Film Festival and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, winning numerous awards including at Woodstock Film Festival and Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Tal’s films were shortlisted for the Cinema Eye Honors and the Grierson Awards, longlisted for BIFA (British Independent Film Awards), and have been showcased by Vimeo Staff Pick, Filmmaker Magazine, Aeon and Argo.


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