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AONG - The Railroad

Director: Ruud Monster
In the eighties, Ruud Monster made Along the Road, an impressive series of observations of the Dutch landscape, which struck the eye with its original photography. Twenty years later, he presents a new episode in the series, AONG - The Railroad. This time, the camera and microphone register the chaos around a railway in Indonesia. Directly beside the rails, all sorts of structures betray a feverish activity. On the adjacent road, throbbing cars, scooters and buses drive past. A woman in flip-flops hesitates before crossing the road. A chicken trips resolutely along the rails. A small monkey rattles his chain. Sitting on a rail, a man plays with his toes. A woman takes care of her child. Young men carry a heavy load on their shoulders. A full train passes by, passengers in the open doors. Then, a boy starts singing the praises of the twinkling stars, accompanied by a guitar player. He asks if his love will be requited. His audience is enthusiastic.


Title: AONG - The Railroad
Year: 2005
Duration : 7 minutes
Type: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2006

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