by Ronny Trocker, Motion Picture


2016, 7 min.

On a sunny Mediterranean beach, time seems to be frozen. A black man, utterly exhausted, painfully crawls to leave the beach. All around him, the usual mix of people enjoying the beach seem not to notice him. Freely inspired by a photo taken by Juan Medina on the beach of Gran Tarajal in Spain, in 2006.


Produced by
Autour de Minuit (France) and Stempel Films (Belgium), in collaboration with Arte France.

Umaru Jubirin

Written, directed and edited by
Ronny Trocker

Director of Photography: Artur Castro Freire,
Costumes design: Claire Dubien,
Vfx: Manuel Rais,
Music: Autistic Daughters,
Sound: Anouschka Trocker & Enrico Ascoli,
Mix: Simon Apostolou,
Producer: Nikolas Schmerkin, Erik Lambert


Berlinale Short Competition
Hong Kong Film Festival
Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Vienna Independent Shorts VIS
Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival
Tampere Short Film Festival
Fantasia Montreal (Special Jury Mention for Aesthetic Innovation)
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
Telluride Film Festival
Sarajevo Film Festival
Champs-Élysées Film Festival (Jury Price)
Bieff Bucharest Experimental Film Festival (Best visual Concept Award)
Black Movie Festival  (Prix Payot)
Rencontres du courts Montpellier (Prix Gaumont)
Festival de Pontauld-Combault (Prix Cpif)

nominated for „Best Animation“ at the Magritte Awards 2017