Three children struggle to get 56 kg of rice: the cost of going to primary school in Soavinarivo, a small village in the Madagascar inland.


Documentary shortfilm
28 min

Director & editing – Marco Huertas
Written & produced by Carlos Gómez & Vallivana Álvarez
Cinematographer – Cesc Nogueras
Sound – David Doubtifre
Music – Al Pagoda
Additional music performer – Vilz Tord
Translation & assistant producer – Tinah Lambonirina
VFX – Genís Benavent

A documentary short by Assisi Producciones, made by Bonzo
Presented by Música y compromiso S.L., GNRD and Project Willka, with the collaboration of Fundación Cultura de Paz and ONG Fami
Sponsored by Copecam (
Distributed by Bonzo, Promofest (limited)


Best Doc Short – San Francisco Black FF 2016 (San Francisco, USA)
Best Documentary – FICT 2016: Torrelavega ISFF (Cantabria, Spain)
Best Short Film – FICMEC 2016 (Tenerife, Spain)
Audience Award – La Guarimba IFF 2016 (Amantea, Italy)
Best Documentary – FICL: León IFF (Guanajuato, México)
Special Jury Prize (Cesc Nogueras & Marco Huertas) – Golden Eye 2016 (Batumi, Georgia)
Grand Prix – T-Film 2016 (Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Best Documentary – FICU Lanterna (Anáhuac, Mexico)
Child Audience Award for Best Short Film – XXV MCIP: Palencia IFF (Palencia, Spain)
Audience Award – Out of Bounds Film Festival 2016 (Bari, Italy)
Audience Award – Marquesa Film Festival (Córdoba, Spain)
Festival’s 3rd Prize (Bronze Heart of Slavonia) – 13th Ethno FF (Djakovo, Croatia)
Best International Short Film (International Eye) – Bolivian IFF of Human Rights Pukañawi (Sucre, Bolivia)
Special Award (The Children of Soavinarivo) – 6th FICEE Ciudad Rodrigo (Salamanca, Spain)
Documentary of the Month – 12 Months FF: June (Cluj Napoca, Romania)
Best Non-Fiction Mid-Length Film – fDEVIL (Madrid, Spain)
Special Jury Mention – Short of the Year 2016: Autumn (Madrid, Spain)

Available on Vimeo on Demand. Watch the full documentary short here (2,00 €):