Dios Sólo Mira (English: God Only Watches) is really quite controversial. This fictional short film is about a photojournalist taking a certain kind of photo at the midst of Haiti’s disastrous earthquake in 2010. This picture stirred a moral debate in his society, since it was an image of a man right before he committed suicide. While the journalist is asked and accused by plenty of people, he also finds odd photos sent to him by no one in particular.
This is very interesting, since its premise, morality versus journalism, is very discussion-worthy indeed. Moreover, I like how, behind this debate, there is also beautiful cinematography and curious premonitions. Was justice done in the end? I’m not too sure.
Would you have taken that photo? I’m personally not sure if I can answer this question myself.
(Dios Sólo Mira is available with English subtitles in Vimeo and YouTube. Click here for a film about a man who gets possibly unlawful footage. Click here for a film about a man who looks for inspiration in something possible controversial. And click here for a feature-length film about a TV reporter following a very special scoop.)