44 Messages From Catalonia shortlisted for Grierson Award

Updated: Jun 1, 2019

The documentary short '44 Messages from Catalonia' has been shortlisted for the prestigious Grierson Trust Award for Best Short Documentary. 44 Messages charts the struggle for Catalonian independence, told through the WhatsApp threads of opposing sides of the debate and powerful visual storytelling. 

Co directed by Ross Domoney & Anna Giralt Gris and executively produced by Laura Poitras (Citizen4).

Music by Marina Elderton. 


Ross Domoney and Anna Giralt Gris

(18 min.)

In 2017, the citizens of Catalonia voted to become an independent state. The referendum was then deemed illegal in Spain’s constitutional court. Through on-the-street conversations and actual WhatsApp chats, join the voters as they head to the polls and anxiously await the results.
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