The North remains wild

On April 5, our feature documentary Nothern Wildness, selected to participate in the XIX Edition of the Film and Human Rights Festival, will be screened at the Victoria Eugenia Theater in Donosti. This project commissioned by the NGO Zehar Errefuxiatuekin, puts in dialogue the transit of thousands of people towards two of the most convulsive borders: the one that separates Mexico from the US and the one between Spain and the rest of Europe. The harshness of the violence during the transits contrasts with the beauty of the landscapes through a story full of symbolism. To understand why people flee, we might have to ask a lot of questions. And we may not like the answers. Across continents, people are fleeing to a Wild North where inequality continues to take root and walls grow. Sometimes, looking back can help us empathize with current migrations and question how we are welcoming, because… what is wilder, a person trying to cross a border or the border itself?

After the screening there will be a discussion moderated by the journalist Begoña del Teso, which will be attended by one of its co-directors, Marta Gómez, as well as Beatriz de Lucas, from the Zehar Advocacy and Social Participation team and Alain Jiress Djomgoue, one of the protagonists of the documentary.