Néstor Ruiz Medina
In the months before the war in Iraq, Abdel and Umayr, two brothers who are very close, will be forced to separate from each other. Months later, with the war in full swing, they will meet again, but neither of them is the same.
Director, Screenwriter. Néstor Ruiz Medina is an audiovisual producer, screentwriter and lover of film language since he was a child. He studied audiovisual production and shows, and when he finished, he created his own production company with two other partners, 7 Cuerdas Films S.L., in which he has learned and develope his entire professional career. In all these years he has worked in fiction, developing his own personal projects, with total creative freedom, and as cinematographer off several full-length films, short films and video clips, in which he has had the luck to work with great musicians putting images to their letters; and advertising.

Nominado – Premios Goya 2018 (Spain)

Best Short Film – 4K Hispasat Film Festival (Spain)

Second Prize – XII Festival de Cortos El Milagro (Spain)

Best Short Film – VIII Festival de Cortos con Ñ (Spain)

Best Short Film – XIII Redondela en Corto (Spain)

Best Director – Creat Rivas Madrid (Spain)

Young Director Award (Nestor Rúiz Medina) – Certamen de Cortometrajes de Bujaraloz (Spain)

Opera Prima Award – Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca (Spain)

Best Short Film, Audience Award, Best Actress (Esther Acebo) – Festival YAQ Distribución (Spain)

  • Original title Baraka
  • Director Néstor Ruiz Medina
  • Duration 22
  • Production year 2016
  • Theme Human Rights, Social Issues
  • Aspect 16:9
  • Format DCP
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Fiction
  • Gender Action, Drama
  • Nationality Spain
  • Producer 7 Cuerdas Films S.L
  • Dialogue language Arab, Spanish, English
  • Subtitle language German, Spanish, French, English, Italian
  • Intérpretes Esther Acebo, Son Khoury, Taha El Mahroug, Abel Serbouti, Samad Madkouri