Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Sand Men has been selected for the Norman Film festival in Oklahoma USA

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Sand Men has been published on 99.media

 

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Sand Men has been released on the popular short films YouTube channel Omeleto

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Sand Men won Best Documentary at Shots International Independent Short Film Festival, Slovenia

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Sand Men has been selected for Shots International Independent Short Film Festival, Slovenia

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Sand Men has been published on Aeon, along with a beautifully written text on the film:

“‘When will we have it better? Just like everyone else?’

Sand Men is a distinctly different take on the artisan short-documentary genre. It follows Raj, Neculai and Aurel as they practise an unusual craft that has been passed around the Romanian immigrant community in London. With just a bag of sand and simple tools, the men fashion expressive, temporary and often melancholic dog sculptures, hoping for donations that will help them eke out a living. While each man has a different outlook and challenges to overcome, all of them chose the difficulties of London over living in poverty in Romania because they hope for a better chance to support their families, however meagre their earnings. By juxtaposing the dogs’ emotive faces with the stories of Raj, Neculai and Aurel, the UK director Tal Amiran renders life at the margins of a wealthy city as a peculiar mix of suffering, striving and absurdity, suggesting that society has an easier time overlooking these men than their ephemeral creations.”

Here is the link to view the film on Aeon: https://aeon.co/videos/the-heart-wrenching-stories-behind-immigrants-sand-sculptures-on-london-streets

 

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

 

Sand Men has been selected for the Oscar qualifying In the Palace International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

A great review on Sand Men by film critic Tue Steen Müller has been published on Filmkommentare.dk

Read the review here:   http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4284/

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Sand Men has been selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Sand Men has been acquired by the BFI National Archive