The Dry Valley

29 min, 2018

The Dry Valley is a portrait of a Romanian village and its inhabitants. For the Roma of Valea Seaca, Scandinavia has become a second home. Many travel regularly across Europe to earn money for their families at home, often through begging or street work. Two Norwegian filmmakers embark on a journey through the village in search for traces of Scandinavia. An unexpected and poetic portrayal of the effects of migration on those who leave and those who stay behind.

 

Credits
Director: Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Co-Director: Julia Dahr
Producer: Julia Dahr & Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Director of Photography: Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Editor: Adam Thomas
Sound Design: Karoline Fjugstad Wendelborg

Financed by The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Fritt Ord Foundation.

Screenings
28 April 2018: The Norwegian Documentary Festival, Volda
2 May 2018: Nordic/Docs, Fredrikstad
22 May 2018: Kirkens Bymisjon, Oslo

Awards
Best documentary under 30 minutes (Nordic/Docs 2018)
Honorary mention (The Norwegian Documentary Festival)

"It is a well photographed warmly told story, giving intimate portraits of the people portrayed. The director has chosen to focus on the story behind the story, and done it so very well." - Jury's comment, Nordic/Docs