Sing for Darfur

Johan Kramer Feature film - 2008 - 78 min.

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Sound Design Rens PluymSebastiaan Roestenburg

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On the day that a major benefit concert for Darfur takes place in Barcelona, the inhabitants of this Spanish city are chiefly occupied with themselves, their jobs, gadgets and daily worries.

On the day that a benefit concert for Darfur takes place in Barcelona, the inhabitants of this city are chiefly occupied with themselves. A short-tempered guy curses everyone crossing his path. A little later, we see him at work as a living statue. Meekly, he poses for a picture with a tourist. A thief robs her purse and runs through the alleys. On a scooter, the purse is taken to a suspicious-looking character, who is primarily interested in a concert ticket he finds . After these people, we follow countless other characters. We follow them for a few streets or catch snippets of conversations. Sometimes the topic is Darfur, but usually the urbanites are engaged in their daily worries. Sing for Darfur is played by 67 actors from eleven countries. In grainy black-and-white, with a virtuoso photography. In the background, we hear music that befits each story line; thumping beats, a gentle tune or deafening guitars.


Director(s) Johan Kramer
Script Johan Kramer
Producer(s) Esther de Udaeta
Jony van Hees
Production Company
Christel Palace
Director of Photography
Production Design
Rikke Jelier
Sound Design
Sebastiaan Roestenburg
Rens Pluym
Ed Meijaard
Michiel Mullink
Sound on Set
Fernando de Izuzquiza
Alex Subirachs
Blai Barba
Roger Abalos Blai
Visual Effects
Ton Habraken
Production Country