Border Diaries

Project information

Talent Irene Gutierrez
Role of participant Director, scriptwriter, executive producer, cinematographer, sound recorder
Director Irene Gutiérrez
Producer Irene Gutiérrez
Screenwriter Irene Gutiérrez
Status finished

Production details

Running time 25 min
Genre Documentary (Creative)
Year of production 2012
Country of Production Spain
Production Company
Cienfuegos Producciones

still / picture for Border Diaries
still / picture for Border Diaries
still / picture for Border Diaries


I was born in Ceuta, the border between Spain and Morocco. Now I’ve returned 15 years after I left, but the place I’ve found is completely different that the place I grew up. This film was supposed to be the diary of my journey, but I found someone else voices, another border diaries.

Participation in international festivals / awards

- Part of the film archive of the Art Museum Reina Sofía.
- Screened at the Glasgow Centre for the Contemporary Art.
- Screened at Indie Lisbon IFF (Portugal), NAFA European Ethnographic Film Festival (Denmark), Glasgow Human Rights FF & Glasgow Refugee Week (Scotland), San Francisco Migrant IFF (USA).
- Part of the International Showcase Cinemigrante (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico).
- Screened at Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces (Mexico), Arusha African FF (Tanzania), Manya Human Rights FF (Uganda), CEME International Documentary Film Festival on Migration and Exile (Mexico).
- Distributed by Hamaca Videoarte.
- Part of the academic study Mediating migration in Ceuta, Melilla, and Barcelona: Border thinking and transnationalism from below in independent documentary by Josetxo Cerdán and Miguel Fernández Labayen for the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.



Sound recorderYoussef Drissi
EditorManueñ Muñoz


Name Irene Gutiérrez
Company Cienfuegos Producciones