The Gourougou trial

The Gourougou trial

Simón Casal de Miguel, Santi Palacios
Two African migrants helped by two human rights lawyers take on the Spanish authorities, claiming their right to have rights before the European Court of Human Rights. A case that puts Europe’s core values and the future of rights throughout the continent to the test.

Simón Casal de Miguel

Scriptwirter and director His first TV movie "Eduardo Barreiros" (2012), won the Grand Jury Prize at the WorldFest Houston 2012 and the Mestre Mateo a Mellor TV-Movie. In 2015 he completed his debut feature "Lobos Sucios", (co-production Spain-Belgium ), with a premiere in the official section of Mill Valley 2015, a selection in dozens of international festivals and a premiere in theaters in Spain in 2016, entering the TOP 10. In 2019 he wrote and directed the documentary series "O Reino Suevo de Galicia", and in 2021 the historical documentary "Quen Somos Nós" and the investigative documentary "The Gourougou Trial". He is currently developing documentary and fiction projects.


Santi Palacios

Photojournalist He currently resides in Barcelona and works globally with news agencies and media such as Associated Press, TIME, New York Times, El Pais, Sunday Times or CNN. His work has been published in the main newspapers and magazines in the world and has been recognized with numerous awards, including the World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club of America or the National Prize for Photojournalism of Spain in 2015 and 2016 He was one of the 6 talents from Europe selected in 2018 by the World Press Photo 6x6 talent program.


– Social Impact Media Awards SIMA Awards 2022 – Finalist Documentary Shorts (USA)

  • Original title The Gourougou trial
  • Director Simón Casal de Miguel, Santi Palacios
  • Duration 36
  • Production year 2021
  • Theme Human Rights
  • Aspect 16:9
  • Format Full HD (1080)
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Nationality Spain
  • Producer Orillamar Films
  • Dialogue language Spanish, French, English
  • Subtitle language Spanish, English