MACHINE CANCER

CÁNCER DE MÁQUINA

By Alejandro COHEN ARAZI, José BINETTI

BIAFRA FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

A salt flat is invaded by machines for harvesting salt. Its few inhabitants live a life of isolation: A solitary hunter, a man who loves his tractor, a family coming from far away, another one of farmers, a couple of professionals. The natural life is a constant that merges them.

Festivals
& Awards

Blackbird Film Fest 2015
Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground 2015
Competitive Official Selection
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival BAFICI 2015
Panorama Documental
International Open Film Festival IOFF 2016
Winner - Jury award Best Documentary
Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival GZDOC 2016
Art Space Golden Kapok
Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2016
Finow International Film & Script Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Art - Culture, Social issues
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alejandro COHEN ARAZI, José BINETTI
    • Producer(s)
    • Alejandro COHEN ARAZI (Biafra Films)
    • Synopsis
    • A salt flat, a virgin and distant wilderness. Almost secret in the salt desert , the life begins to show shy and minuscule. Once a year, trucks, bulldozers and other metallic beasts invade the landscape creating a fantastic dance between the nature and the machine, during the crop of salt. The few permanent inhabitants of the area live a life sealed by loneliness and isolation: a solitary hunter, a man who loves his tractor, a family coming from far away , other one of peasants, a couple of professionals. The natural environment is a constant that merges with the inhabitants of the salt flat, until the big machines return to invade the place.
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