Ram Devineni i Cano Rojas

2011 74 min.

Original Version with Catalan/Spanish subtitles
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Technical specs

    • Directed by: Ram Devineni y Cano Rojas
    • Photography: Cano Rojas, Ram Devineni
    • Executive Producers: Enrico Rossini Cullen, Alexandra
    • Edited by: Ram Devineni
    • Sound: Andres Subercaseaux, Rene Veron
    • Score: Andres Subercaseaux, Rene Veron
    • Production Companies: Rattapallax, Music with Curves
    • Suitable for all audiences



Set in three countries, the film is a global story of fearless skills and heart-bounding suspense. In the slums of Mumbai, India, Sandeep, a coach with high dreams and a debilitating case of malaria leads his team to break the record and build India’s biggest human tower at the one-day Dahi Handi Festival.

While in Vilafranca de Penedes, Spain, a legendary coach, Melilla, takes his dreams to Santiago, Chile, hoping to share the castellers’ tradition that goes back 400 years. Pressed for time, Melilla needs to prepare the Chilean team for the Universal Forum of Cultures where they will attempt the first seven-level tower in Chile. Helped by Luis, a scholar, they develop a model to unify Chilean society from the bottom up through the human towers. But all it takes is one shaky foot to send hundreds of bodies tumbling into the mud or onto the crumbling pavement. A passion beyond race, borders, and ages.

About direction (Ram Devineni i Cano Rojas)

RAM DEVINENI is the founder and president of Rattapallax. He co-produced, edited and co-directed the feature documentary "The human tower", which was shot in India, Chile, Spain and Italy. Recently, produced Amir Naderi’s feature film, Vegas: Based on a true story, which premiered at the Venice & Tribeca Film Festivals. Devineni is one of the founding partners of Academia Internacional de Cinema, the first independent film school in Brazil. CANO ROJAS is a Chilean filmmaker living in New York. His work as a Producer, DP and Director has brought him to places like Hawaii, Indonesia, Thailand, Spain, Senegal and many more. Since in NY he has been involved in music videos and local stories as he continues his worldwide search for stories of intercultural and social textures.

Awards & Festivals

  • Santiago a Mil. Chile, 2012
  • DocsBarcelona. Spain, 2012.
ocsBarcelona, España, 2012