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Perifèria (Outskirts)

Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico in co-production with TV3, Erica de la Estrella Sánchez Marcos, with the support of Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute (ICAA), Barcelona Institute of Culture (ICUB), Metropolitan Strategic Plan, Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) and Santa Coloma de Gramenet City Council.

2020 Feature-length documentary film
Direction: Xavier Esteban and Odei A-.Etxearte
Filmmaking: Èrika Sánchez
Screenwriters: Xavier Esteban, Odei A.- Etxearte, Xavier Valls, Èrika Sánchez

Festival agent: Movies For Festivals


A city-symphony of the margins of a European metropolis like Barcelona.

Outskirts takes us on a journey to Santa Coloma through the echoes of its past. This Franco regime’s suburb was transformed into a dignified city by its own neighbors. The architect who designed with them that transformation was killed in a cruel terrorist attack. His children recover their epic and, with it, the story of a whole city in struggle. Those times resound in the streets, squares and faces of today.

It is by its spiraling narrative that we are invited to reflect on what sustains the architecture of a city and our ways of life: What does it mean to be involved in a world that that doesn’t seem to be willing to improve? Once again, the outskirts will be disclosed as spaces to rehearse genuine ways of life.


  • Xavier Valls
  • Jordi Valls
  • Joan Guerrero
  • Jamie Mille Dávila
  • Dídac Espí
  • Imane Herraki
  • Fátima Zhora el Mrabet
  • Eugeni Madueño


  • Directors: Xavi Esteban and Odei A.-Etxearte
  • Filmmaking: Èrika Sánchez
  • Screenwriters: Xavi Esteban, Odei A.-Etxearte, Xavier Valls and Èrika Sánchez
  • Executive Producer: Èrika Sánchez
  • Production Director: Gemma Comas
  • Cinematographer: Julián Elizalde
  • Sound: Amanda Villavieja
  • Additional Sound: Agost Alustiza
  • Art Director: Cristina Borobia
  • Editor: Xavi Esteban
  • Original Music: Xavi Alías
  • Camera Assistant: Rafa Ayuso and Patricia Torres
  • Assistant Editor: Arnau Alberch
  • Boom Operator: Idoia Iñarritu and Anna Rajadell
  • Production Assistants: Maria Martin, Cristina Ripollés and Elisabet Isasi-Isasmendi
  • Direction and Production Support: Mónica Moreno


  • Year: 2020
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish and Arabic.
  • Subtitles: Spanish and English.
  • Duration 84’
  • DCP display format
  • 5.1 sound
  • Color