Director: Xavi Herrero
Spain / 2019 / 67′
Salka is a young Mauritanian who decides to migrate to Europe for a better future. Disguised as a boy, she will have to cross the entire Sahara Desert on the world’s longest train journey to reach the Atlantic coast. This 700 km route borders the so-called “No Man’s Land”, the troubled border between Mauritania and Western Sahara, with Morocco constantly invading the area. Director Xavi Herrero, who has become the first westerner to make the return journey on the Sahara train, becomes a silent witness to Salka’s journey.
Screenplay: Xavi Herrero
Producer: Xavi Herrero, Marina Santa Eulalia
Cinematographer: Xavi Herrero
Editing: Xavi Herrero
Cast: Aichetou Diallo, Marta Cañamaque, Fátima Oudled-driss