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Director  Marcel Barrena
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Country  Spain
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Language  Catalan, Spanish, English
Release date  2013
Writer  Adria Cuatrecases, Victor Correal, Marcel Barrena

Little World (Catalan: ) is a 2013 Catalan documentary movie about Albert Casals, a young man who has been in a wheelchair since suffering leukemia at the age of five. But this hasnt stopped him from pursuing his dream: to travel around the world. And to do it his way. Without money, without companions, without luggage. He sets off from home armed with nothing but his imagination and his courage.


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Little World takes us along on his greatest challenge yet: to reach the exact opposite side of the planet. Is it possible to cross the earth in these conditions? Mixing home video techniques and traditional documentary methods, we will get to know this young man, his love story, his philosophy of life and his parents approach to raising him. We will see how Albert and his girlfriend, Anna, go from Barcelona to a remote lighthouse in New Zealand... or how they fail in the attempt. The journey (and the film) can be considered sheer madness, an endearing romance or an epic adventure. Or perhaps a little of everything.

The director of the film is Marcel Barrena and is produced by Umbilical Produccions with TV3, TVE, ICAA, ICEC, and Corte y Confeccion de Peliculas.

Albert and Anna use to travel around the world without money and in a wheelchair. Now they want to conquer their craziest challenge: to reach the other side of the planet, from Barcelona to New Zealand.

Awards and reviews

Little World has won on IDFA from Amsterdam (DOC U Award), one of the most prestigious documentary festival, where also got the third place on the audience award among 300 films participating. "Little World" has invited to the Palm Springs Fest from L.A. for three private screenings out of competition and, at the moment, has been selected in 17 international film festivals. Best Documentary: Boulder Film Festival (USA) IDFA 2012: DocU Award; 3rd Audience Award. Norwegian Doc Film Festival: Audience Award. Palm Springs International Film Festival (out of competition). Bradford Film Festival. ZagrebDox (Croatia): Young Jury Award. Fic-Cat, Official Selection. Shanghai International Film Festival- Panorama. Gdansk DokFilm Festival: official Selection.

One of "the best 10 movies of the year" by Neil Young (Jugsaw, The Hollywood Reporter).


Albert Casals, Alex Casals, Jordi Socias, Alba Casals, Gabriel Vilanova, Jennifer Vallejo, Anna Socias, Mont Serrado, Pilar Alaman, Pepita Moline, Melanie Gordo, Anais Galvan y la participacion especial de Rarawa Kohere.


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