At the next station

A film by Beatriz Rodríguez

Destiny changed their lives

After being abandoned on a train, five-year-old girl Sumi ends up in a home for orphaned and abandoned children in Basundhara, Orissa, in the North of India. There Sumi will find three friends who share the same hope of growing older in better conditions of those of their childhood.

Director’s Bio

Beatriz Rodríguez began her career as a journalist in 1986. In 1996 she moved from radio to television and since that moment she has worked as a news reader, a reporter, a news room manager but, above all, has become well known as a documentary maker. In 2007 she directed the documentary “Sueños de Papel” (“Paper Dreams”). That same year DOCUSUR Festival selected her script “Prisioneras del Destino” (Prisoners of Destiny”) to participate in the pitching of that edition. The TV stations present gave it a warm welcome. The project, centered around the lives of four girls who meet at an orphanage in India changes its name in 2008 (“At the next station”) and is selected by the Canary Islands Government as the best audiovisual Project for televisión. A traveller and a writer, Beatriz Rodríguez has always chosen to make documentaries on human and social topics.

 

Original title

En la próxima estación

Genre

Documentary

Director

Beatriz Rodríguez

Specifications

Spain / Spanish / 2012 / 57 min

Technical data

HD / Stereo / 1.85:1 / Color

Available subtitles

English

Production company

Volcano Films

Executive producer

Sebastián Álvarez

Screenwriter

Beatriz Rodríguez

Directors of photography

Beatriz Rodríguez, Ricardo Pérez, Aarón Mayo

Editors

Lourdes Trujillo, Beatriz Rodrígez, Manuel López

Festivals & awards

  • Catalogued as “Specially recommended to promote Gender Equality” by Spanish Ministry of Culture.
  • Official Selection LPA Film Festival 2011 (Spain)
  • Official Selection MiradasDoc 2011 (Spain)
  • Selected by the Spanish Embassy in Ukraine for “Conferences on Gender Equality”
  • Acknowledged by the Mercedes Machado Association for the integral development of women