The Documentary

Chased by the army, two Beduin cousins smuggle undocumented workers through the Middle East. A breath-taking portrait of human trafficking in one of the most dangerous regions of the world.
Over the course of eight years, the co-directors Daniel Carsenty and Mohammed Abugeth have filmed with a group of human traffickers.

The Filmmakers

Shot from 2012 until 2020, the co-directors Daniel Carsenty and Mohammed Abugeth independently produced their documentary about a group of human traffickers. They screened selected scenes of the film at the Doc Corner of the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. This garnered them the funding of their editing process by the Doha Film Institute.

Daniel Carsenty The Devils Drivers Documentary

Daniel Carsenty

Daniel Carsenty’s first film ‘After Spring Comes Fall’ won the award for Best Feature at the Zsigmong Vilmos Festival in Sziget, Hungary. In the following years he worked for Arte and BBC as a TV journalist in the Middle East.

In 2020 he moved to Los Angeles as a directing fellow at the American Film Institute.

Mohammed Abugeth The Devils Drivers Documentary

Mohammed Abugeth

Mohammed Abugeth worked as PA in Ramallah for Idioms Films, before working as a TV journalist for Arte and DW. ‘The Devil’s Drivers’ is his first feature film.

He currently works and lives in Berlin.


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