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.

Title: Sing for Darfur
Year: 2008
Duration : 1 hour, 18 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2008

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Sound Design (2008)
Michiel Mullink
Beste Sound Design (2008)
Sebastiaan Roestenburg
Beste Sound Design (2008)
Rens Pluym
Beste Sound Design (2008)
Ed Meijaard

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