Film - Program 5


Directed by Benjamin Kodboel


Director: Benjamin Kodboel
Section: Program 5
Country: United Kingdom
Language: Spanish
Version: Original version with English subtitles

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Martín Zamora’s business has been going well — far too well: he manages a mortuary in the port city of Algeciras, Spain. He identifies the bodies of those who have died trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, informs their relatives, and repatriates them to their home countries. By showing how Martin is affected by the daily tragedies in the mass grave that is the Mediterranean, this film denounces the inhumane conditions on Europe’s maritime borders.

  • Duration: 21 min.

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Meet the director


Benjamin Kodboel

Benjamin Kodboel is a Danish filmmaker who lives in London. He earned an MA in documentary film directing from the National Film and Television School and has a background in journalism, producing stories for broadcast. His work often focuses on migration and the human cost of international conflict. CADÁVER received a Yugo BAFTA Student Award in 2023, along with the One World Media Award for best student documentary.


Director of Photography: Toni Llobet, Benjamin Kodboel
Film Editor: Frederik Ribergaard
Composer: Jack McCartney
Sound: Erin Millican
Sound design: Itzel Gonzalez Estrada, Marios Themistokleous
Producer: Benjamin Kodboel
Production Company: National Film and Television School