The Shark’s Eye

(El ojo del tiburón)
Argentina / Spain, 2012
Duration: 
01:33

Spanish with English subtitles

Director/Screenwriter/Editor: Alejo Hoijman Producers: Luis Ángel Ramírez, Gema Juárez Allen Cinematographer: Gastón Girod Sound: Diego Martínez Rivero, Manuel de Andrés, Nano Fernández

In the remote village of Greytown, Nicaragua, surrounded by the jungle and the ocean, Maicol and Bryan are nearing adolescence. Soon, instead of swimming in the river and making slingshots to kill birds, they will be shark hunting in the sea with the older men of the village. The Shark’s Eye captures their daily lives and quietly leads the viewer into the local reality, partly masked by the humour and innocence of late childhood. The invasion of new technology and global brands, and the hidden, yet influential, presence of narcotraffickers, silently permeate the characters’ actions and dialogues. -Vitor Borba

The verdancy, the sounds of nature and the interesting, raw conversations raise these irresistible characters from fiction to reality in its purest form.
Pablo Raimondi, Clarín

En una comunidad ribereña en Nicaragua, rodeada de la selva y el océano, Maicol y Bryan están llegando a la edad adolescente. Pronto, estarán en el mar pescando tiburones con los hombres más viejos de la aldea, en lugar de simplemente nadar en el río y hacer hondas para cazar pájaros. El ojo del tiburón captura sus vidas coloquiales y tranquilamente conduce al espectador hacia la realidad local, parcialmente encubierta por el humor y la inocencia de la infancia. La invasión tecnológica, el poder de la oculta, pero influyente, presencia del narcotráfico, silenciosamente permea las acciones y los diálogos de algunos personajes.  

02-Sep-2013
1:00 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Alejo Hoijman was born in 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His documentary, Unit 25, received the Best Film Award at the Buenos Aires and Guadalajara Film Festivals. His third documentary, The Shark’s Eye, won the Best Director Award at the Cartagena Film Festival and the Enel Cuore for Social Cinema Award at the Rome Film Festival.