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Darwin

by Nick Brandestini Documentary Film Germany, Austria, Switzerland / Competition

Situated at the end of a badly-kept road in California’s Mojave Desert, the little town of Darwin has seen much better days. Located on the edge of a now-disused silver mine, this town was once the a bustling hub for multitudes of mine workers right up to the 1970s. Today it has exactly 35 inhabitants – all of them dropouts. What drives people to take up residence in a bizarre desert ghost town with no political structures, no work and no children? “Darwin is about living in the moment, the past is not important here”, says Hank, who settled in Darwin with his wife Connie after leaving behind a difficult phase in their lives. DARWIN is the portrait of an extraordinary yet archetypal American place and its people.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 2011
  • Runtime: 88 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Nick Brandestini
  • Cast: Nancy and Monty Brannigan, Connie and Hank Jones
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  • Screenplay: Taylor Segrest
  • Cinematography: Nick Brandestini
  • Editors: Nick Brandestini, Taylor Segrest
  • Music: Michael Brook
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  • Producers: Nick Brandestini, Sandra Ruch, Taylor Segrest, Vesna Brandestini
  • Executive Producer: Vesna Brandestini
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