Minors / Menores

country, year
Spain, 2021

short documentary

running time

directed by
Juan Trueba



about the film
You are fourteen years old. You leave your house alone and without money. You cross a border by boat or on the underside of a truck. You arrive in a country where they don’t speak your language, you can’t understand them. They hate you. Why? Shit happens.

about the author
Menores is the first documentary short film by Juan Trueba as a director. He has previously co-directed fiction short films “Abuelo” (2017), “Couchsurfing” (2016) and “One Step Ahead” (2015), gaining over sixty national and international selections and winnig awards such as the Dobra Award at the Torrelavega International Film Festival, Best Original Music at Hendaia Film Festival or Best Social Short Film at Sanfernancine, among others.

festivals and awards
Festival De Cortometrajes De Cooperación Global’h (Spain)
Primer Premio First Prize Festival Internacional Para La Niñez Y La Adolescencia Kolibri (Bolivia)
Mejor Documental Best Documentary Selecciones / Selections La Mirada Tabú (Spain)
Festival De Cine Y Derechos Humanos De Barcelona (Spain)
Fiflac – Festival Internacional Fernando Lopes- Alvaiázerecine De Curtas Metragens (Portugal)
Muestra Audiovisual La Imagen De La Memoria (Colombia)
Festival Internazionale Del Cinema Di Salerno (Italy)
Frozen River Film Festival (United States)
Festival De Microcine De Montilla (Spain)
International Children’s Rights Film Festival (Turkey)
Festival Internacional De Cine De Granada (Spain)
Drets Humans I… Acció! (Spain)
Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival (United States)
Festival Internacional De Cine De Lanzarote (Spain)
Himachal Short Film Festival (India)

Abuelo (co-director, 2017)
Couchsurfing (co-director, 2016)
One Step Ahead (co-director, 2015)