Password: Fajara

Sévérine Sajous, Patricia Sánchez Mora | Spain | 2017 | 17'

Category - Shorts, Seeking the Home



Abstract phantoms of trucks cross the screen - we see them moving as bands of light across the top edge the frame. Infrared images of a refugee camp near the French city of Calais. This is where thousands of refugees from Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea and other countries are waiting in the hope of reaching Great Britain through the Eurotunnel one day. Their name for the camp is "The Jungle". "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:Sévérine Sajous, Patricia Sánchez Mora

Producer:Patricia Sánchez Mora

Production Company:Sanmor Desarrollo Empresarial

Editor:Patricia Sánchez Mora

Cinematographer:Sévérine Sajous

Sound:Chris Blakey