Screening ︎ and Official Selection Competition ︎ JAP | Jun 07-22nd 2022 | 



Synopsis


Sierra Leone is the second poorest country in the world. After overcoming one of the toughest and bloodiest civil wars, in 2014 they had to face one of the most devastating epidemics in living memory, Ebola.

The consequences of those horrors ended up extinguishing the spark of development and plunging the population into total darkness in which they have been living since 1992. The lack of stable light supply is a major constraint for the development of medical work, directly affecting the life expectancy of Sierra Leone people.

The images obtained are part of the reality encountered after the hospital wardens in the Koinadugu district.



Technical Data  Original title: The road bad and the place dark
Country of Production: Spain
Production Year: 2021 
Length: 23:00
Genre: Documentary
Screen: 1.66
Color: Color
Sound Format: Stereo
Shooting Place: Sierra Leone
Production Co.: The Kids Are Right, Lobo Content, Company3
Original Language: English & Spanish
Subtitles: English & Spanish

Awards & Grants


International Premiere | Official Selectión Competition [2021]
Festival qualifier for an Oscar at the Academy Awards and the European Film Awards.
Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA)
Cinematography Award | Official Selection Competition [2022]
Thin Line International Documentary Film Festival (USA)
Asia Premiere | Official Selectión Competition [2022]
Festival qualifier for an Oscar at the Academy Awards and the European Film Awards.
ShortsShorts Film Festival (Japan)
Official Selectión Competition [2022]
Fugaz Film Festival (Spain)
Official Selectión Competition [2022]. 
Festival qualifier for an Oscar at the Academy Awards and the European Film Awards.
OFF. Odense International Film Festival (Denmark)