Gerard Vidal
A young Moroccan must transport a group of illegal immigrants on a dinghy across the Strait of Gibraltar.
Gerard Vidal Cortés was born in Barcelona in 1994. Graduated in film directing at ESCAC in 2018. He has worked as a writer, director, assistant director and script supervisor in many projects. He wrote and directed Tahrib as his graduation project in college. He also co-directed the feature film, La filla d'algú.

Candidate for Best Documentary Short Film. Goya Awards (Spain)

Best Short film Muestra de Cine Internacional de Palencia (Spain)

2nd Prize Danzante Iberoamericano First Film Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca (Spain)

Audience Award Ginés en Corto (Spain)

Best National Short Film Premios Pávez – Talavera de la Reina (Spain)

Best Actor Premios Pávez – Talavera de la Reina (Spain)

Best Secondary Actor Premios Pávez – Talavera de la Reina (Spain)

Best Social Short Film Festival de Sant Joan d’Alacant (Spain)


  • Original title Tahrib
  • Director Gerard Vidal
  • Duration 11
  • Production year 2018
  • Aspect 1:1:85
  • Format 2K
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Fiction
  • Gender Action, Drama
  • Nationality Spain
  • Producer ESCAC Films
  • Dialogue language Arab
  • Subtitle language Spanish, English
  • Intérpretes Said Chatiby, Larbi Ajbar