“O Tremor”, 2016, Spain, ’23

Director: Oscar Vincentelli


In a coal mine in Spain, our gaze focuses on the hypnotic cadence of work revealing the continous movement of the machinery devouring workers: the very last gestures of the mythical mining labor slowly disappearing. Perhaps it is one of the last active coal mines in Europe. We do not know, but the miners are still trying to salvage the unstoppable.


Oscar Vincentelli (Caracas, 1989) graduated in Media Studies by Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. He continues his cinema training at ECAM (Madrid, Spain) where he is currently at his senior year in the Documentary Cinema specialty run by Carlos Muguiro. He has taken video-creation courses at the Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto and workshops with artists and filmmakers such as Sergio Oksman, Elías León Siminiani, Lois Patiño, Carlos Casas, Eloy Enciso, Virginia García del Pino, Andrés Duque, Chema García Ibarra and Santiago Fillol. His work O Tremor marks the start of his filmmaking career of which this is his first documentary short-film.