"You can feel the wood is suffering, you're altering its form, you're hurting it, but in the end you enjoy it."

"I have a lot of friends, we have fun sharing things, we share a glass of wine and an omelette. That's all I need. The best things in the world don't cost money."

"It's macular degeneration, but I don't worry. My future is here and now."

A 78-year-old wood sculptor from the neighbourhood of Poble Sec, Barcelona, tells the story of his love for life and for his work, which he continues to carry out with admirable dedication, despite suffering from a degenerative eye disease, which has almost blinded him.

Emili is one of the four documentaries which compose the series In this series Anonymous Heroes. It was completed in July 2015 and was projected at the MauMau in Barcelona on July 31, 2015.

Emili has been selected and projected to the following festivals:

Arts and Humanities Festival (King's College- London) il October 20, 2015

Silver Dollar Film 2016

Winter Sarajevo Film Festival 2016 (International Sarajevo Winter Festival)

IOFF CreActive International Open Film Festival 2016

Written, filmed, directed and edited by: 

Btihaj Ajana

Beth Anderson

Francesca Romana Degl'Innocenti 

John English 

Tom Garner

Roisín Gorman 

Leanne Hayman

James Moorby

Adam Reid Palmer 

Holly Sexton 

Roger Vinós

Samantha Wallace

Asya Zuyeva

Original title: Emili

Short Documentary

Produced by OTOXO Productions

Distribuited by OTOXO Productions

Release dates: July 31, 2015

Running tome: 5'30''

Country: Catalunya (España)

Language: Catalan

Subtitles: English