Private Project

In The Shadows

In The Shadows is an attempt to recreate the family situation during the twenty-five days a close family member spent in a detention center, confined with another 30 people in a space of around six square meters.

  • Mildred Garcerant
  • Mildred Garcerant
  • Mildred Garcerant
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 27, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
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Director Biography - Mildred Garcerant

Mildred Garcerant was born in Venezuela and has been living in Dubai since 2009. She works as a tour guide, has two children and is passionate about cinema. After several awards at the 48Hours Film Project Dubai, this is her first short documentary as a filmmaker.

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Director Statement

Having a brother imprisoned, an unprecedented situation in my family, was an exercise of empathy with the troubled, not only my brother, but the others. It was about being with them, about imagining the situation they lived, their day to day under miserable conditions.