The Dry Valley

Nominated for

Best Short Doc

Directed by

Julie Lunde Lillesæter

30' • Norway • 2018

Language: 

English, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish

In Northern Europe, Roma beggars have become a common sight. We often talk about how their presence affect the city life – but how does it affect the places they leave? Two Norwegian filmmakers go on a journey through what has been called Romania’s Scandinavian Village. An unexpected and poetic portrayal of the effects of migration on those who leave and those who stay behind.

Director's Bio: Julie Lunde Lillesæter has worked with documentary film as a director, impact producer and cinematographer over the last seven years. She is also a still photographer. Her work focuses on environment, sustainability, and social justice. Julie has won several awards for her work, including for best cinematography.