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Tarifa Traffic

Tarifa Traffic
Scene from "Tarifa Traffic" (photo © J. Demmer/dffb)

Every year ten thousands of illegal immigrants from Africa try to cross the strait between Morocco and Spain in rubber boats. A lot of them succeed, but many don't. In the surfers' paradise Tarifa it has become an almost daily routine to find their corpses on the beach. Tarifa Traffic tells the story of the drowned and indirectly poses the question of European responsibility.
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2003
Director Joakim Demmer
Screenplay Joakim Demmer, Brenda Osterwalder
Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema
Joakim Demmer, Ingrid Landmesser, Natali Barrey
Matthias Trippner, Mogwai
Producers Samir, Valentin Greutert
Production Company Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion/Zurich, in co-production with Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), 3sat/Mainz
Runtime 60 min
Format Beta SP PAL, color
Subtitled Versions German, English
Sound Technology Stereo
German Distributor Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)

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