Cayuco is a fishing boat usually employed for underground migration into Melilla in Spain from Oujda, a small town in Morocco on the Mediterranean coast. Thousands of illegal African migrants regularly attempt to cross from Morocco into Spain each year on overcrowded and makeshift boats.
In this art-film, migrants pull and drag a plaster cast replica of a cayuco. Filmed day after day, following its laborious journey over mountains and along roads, the boat wears away little by little as it scrapes its way over the ground, leaving in its wake a chalk line, mapping its movement, poetically evoking the trip made by many illegal immigrants who try to pass through these borders.
Running Time: 55 mins
BBFC Advice: adv 15
Director(s): Marcos Ávila Forero
Year of release: 2012
This is part of the What's Left? A Century In Revolution seasonSee all
This screening will be followed by a discussion with Durham University’s Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián
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