Aqui no hay tren

Stef Biemans Short documentary - 2001 - 49 min.

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Director Stef Biemans and his father make a journey along the extinct railway tracks of Nicaragua. Since 1993, after a government decision, not a single train runs anymore in this Central American country. All that remains are the former station buildings and the people who used to work for the railway company. They explain which jobs they had, where the trains ran exactly and what the trains looked like. 'Do you really want to know what the train looked like? It was a long hut with windows.' On their nostalgic trip, Biemans and his father, who lives and works in Nicaragua, also meet many people with bizarre stories, like the couple that has been married for sixty-two years and has twenty-two children.

Credits

Director(s) Stef Biemans
Script Stef Biemans
Producer(s) Kees Ryninks
Carmen Cobos
Production Company
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Editing
Mixage
Sound on Set
Johan Biemans
Music
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands