WINNERS SMARTDOC SHARING FOOD

WINNERS SMARTDOC SHARING FOOD -FIRST SESSION

“At the market” by Teseo Neuwah won Sole Luna Smartdoc 2015 - First session.

“International Snack and smile time” by Nico Dicuonzo won the audience award Sole Luna Smartdoc 2015 - First session.

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WINNERS SOLE LUNA DOC FILM FESTIVAL 2015

THE WINNERS AND THE MOTIVATIONS

Sole Luna Festival 2015 – 10th edition

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SOLE LUNA AWARD | PRIZE TO THE BEST DOCUMENTARY ASSIGNED BY THE JURY THOSE WHO SAID NO, Nima Sarvestani The prize of the International Jury for the Best Documentary has been awarded to Those who said no, by Nima Sarvestani, who had the courage of, after decades of silence, to deal with the theme of atrocities committed in Iran over the last 30 years. For the way in which the temperance and deep human kindness of the witnesses who gave evidence at the International Court of Justice are portrayed, and who are still fighting to let the truth be known. A difficult road to take, even today.

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SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE BEST DIRECTION AWARDED BY THE JURY THE FREE VOICE OF EGYPT, Konstanze Burkard This film is not only an important portrait of a writer and feminist Nawal El Saadawi, Egypt’s strongest and most courageous voice for an open society. It is above all a film which encourages human beings to stand up for their rights and fight for a better world. The direction of Konstanze Burkard is as straight forward as the beliefs of Nawal El Saadawi and therefore perfect!

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SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDED BY THE JURY MA NA SAPNA – A MOTHER’S DREAM, Valerie Gudenus A mothers dream is not a mothers dream at all. With those images which are impossible to erase from our retina, the film shows, without judgment, the operation of a strange factory where Indian women are trying to realize the dream of having their own house through a surrogation.

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SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE BEST EDITING AWARDED BY THE JURY EX AEQUO

EL GRAN VUELO, Carolina Astudillo For the ability to adapt a varied repertoire to the needs of a narrative about a fundamental and dramatic stage of recent history.

CANTONESE RICE, Mia Ma For being able to create a smooth narrative with a few basic elements of a story in which the theme of the recovery of ones own identity has a general value.

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SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE MOST INNOVATIVE DOCUMENTARY AWARDED BY THE JURY LÉONE, MÈRE & FILS, Lucile Chaufour The film draws from the fountains of the great modern cinema through a conscious and light bet, at the same time, of lights and shadows. The relationship between a mother and a child includes within it the past and the present of a family, creating a portrait that touches all of us and reflecting the moments of the provocative beauty typical of first loves.

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____________________________________________________________________________ PRIZE “A BRIDGE BETWEEN CULTURES” AWARDED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION SOLE LUNA – UN PONTE TRA LE CULTURE I COMME IRAN, Sanaz Azari The Sole Luna-Un ponte tra le culture Award 2015 is given to the film I Comme Iran by Sanaz Azari. The film is a tribute to knowledge, freedom, human dignity and defense of the fundamental values of life. Daring in its simplicity and yet intimate in the narrative, it flows in a sequence of images sober, incisive, elegant. The Sole Luna-Un ponte tra le culture Award 2015 is dedicated to the memory of the friend, artist, director and Maesto Rubino Rubini. ____________________________________________________________________________

AUDIENCE AWARD THE SILENT CHAOS, Antonio Spanò

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SPecial Jury | Liceo Linguistico Ninni Cassarà A LULLABY UNDER THE NUCLEAR SKY, Kana Tomoko

The members of the Special Jury, belonging to the Language High School Ninni Cassarà, in Palermo, assign the Prize for the Best Documentary to A Lullaby Under the Nuclear Sky, by Kana Tomoko for the following reasons:for the solid narrative construction and the realism through which she translates into feelings, images and scenes of daily life, the anguish and fears of those who had to live a nuclear accident; for the coherent editing that makes the story poignant and of immediate fruition; for the sensitivity of the story that can easely show us how the normality of life can’t escape from being affected by the devastating power of the "nuclear game", making us understand the true destructive potential of this energy called "low-cost" energy; for the courageous will of the Director who is a faithful observer and direct witness of an unprecedented disaster even at the expense of their own personal and her child safety.

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PROGRAMME SUNDAY 12/07/2015

CHIOSTRO SANT’ANNA 20.00   Premiazione| Award ceremony sconosciuto 22.00   CONCERTO | CONCERT Il Viaggio di Giuseppantonio da Napoli a Marsiglia Ambrogio Sparagna, Valentina Ferraiuolo, Erasmo Treglia Trio-low A vocal-instrumental project that allows you to get closer to the mastery of composition and the passionate interpretation of one of the most important musicians on the landscape of the new Italian popular music, who is also a virtuous squeezebox performer. "The Giuseppantonio’s journey" explores the Italian musical traditions through a series of original songs composed by Ambrogio Sparagna and accompanied by a small orchestra of instruments ranging from squeezebox to conch shell, from tambourines to hurdy-gurdy, from chitarra battente to horn violin. The central theme is the mythical Giuseppantonio and his fellow musicians’ journey on foot, started in the early '900, from Naples to Marseille. An "opposite" pilgrimage, along the Via Francigena. Sparagna, through words and music, brings us along this itinerary, including serenades and ballads, lullabies and love tarantella, frenetic rhythms and “saltarelli”, always involves the public dancing to the beat of music. A lively and engaging show by one of the most important authors and performers of the Italian folk scene.    
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PROGRAMME SATURDAY 11/07/2015

BUVETTE GAM

18.00-19.30 “MA PARLO ARABO?” Laboratorio per ragazzi | Arabic language classes

 

CHIOSTRO SANT’ANNA

20.30 Incontro con gli autori | Meet the authors

21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION

I comme Iran, Sanaz Azari Belgio | Belgium 2015, 52’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

Brussels, behind the closed doors of a classroom. Using a textbook dating from the Islamic revolution, Sanaz Azari, the director, learns how to read and write in Persian, her mother tongue. Over the course of the lessons, the teacher initiates her to the basics of the language, which becomes a gateway to the history and culture of Iran. Gradually, the didactic method of the lessons evolves into a poetic, visual collage, which introduces the notion of freedom and questions the meaning of a revolution.

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The Silent Chaos, Antonio Spanò Repubblica Democratica del Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo 2013, 45’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano | o.v. Italian subtitles

Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu. After years of bloody civil war, the Congolese society has lost its identity. Archaism, superstition and magical beliefs are among the few elements that unify the population. These elements are the weapon used by the Mai Mai rebels to defend the territory, but they also allow to identify the other as a threat, as in the case of deaf people in Butembo. This is the story of those who have no voice and no hope, who does not cease to fight for their dignity, who does not want to resign themselves to unhappiness.

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¿Asì son los hombres?, Klaudia Reynicke Svizzera | Switzerland 2013, 56’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

In 1986, at the age of ten, Klaudia leaves her native country, Peru, to settle in Switzerland along with her mother. From that point, their family in Peru starts filming the life that Klaudia and Margot can no longer see. Klaudia and her mother do the same from Switzerland. The tape correspondence lasts four years. About twenty-five years after having left her country of origin, Klaudia finds the VHS tapes of her childhood. By watching the tapes as an adult, it makes her wonder: what is behind the image of family unity and what had been the price to pay for the women of this patriarchal family who had to maintain the role of good wives and good mothers?

Interview with Klaudia Reynicke

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21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION

Almost friends, Nitzan Ofir Israele | Israel 2014, 60’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

Two girls meet on-line. Samar (12), whose mother is an Israeli Arab and father is a Palestinian from the West Bank, lives in Lod, a mixed city of Jews and Arabs riddled with poverty and crime. Linor (11) was born in a Jewish settlement in the Gaza strip, and lives in Tlamim, a religious Jewish village. Lod and Tlamim are only 67 kilometers apart, but a national, cultural, and ideological chasm separates them. The educational-technological project that starts with innocent online correspondence, and continues with face-to-face meetings, adds a new – exciting, stressful, and surprising – element to the girls’ lives, and engages them and their families in a deep, complex experience.

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La verdad bajo la tierra. Guatemala, el genocidio silenciado, Eva Vilamala Guatemala, Spagna | Guatemala, Spain 2014, 60’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

In Guatemala, the systematic repression of indigenous people led to a bloody armed conflict from 1960 to 1996 that left behind more than 200,000 dead, the majority of whom were Mayas. In an environment of fear and threats, the photographer Miquel Dewever-Plana worked for years documenting the exhumation process and gathering testimonies of numerous victims that are now part of the book "The truth beneath the ground. Guatemala, the silenced genocide". Years later, he returned to the Mayan communities to deliver this book to those who had shared their stories.

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Naoshima (Dream on the tongue), Claire Laborey Francia | France 2014, 67’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

Naoshima is a small Japanese island in the Seto inland sea hosting a fascinating contemporary art sponsoring project since the 90s. Urged by a businessman, museums and outdoor installations have grown in number on Naoshima, which was until then only populated by fishermen, farmers and workers, and affected by the post-industrial exodus, a decline in population and its local economy. “Naoshima (Deam on the tongue)” is the exploration of this island, as a place for unexpected exchange between contemporary art, traditions, and everyday life. 8 km2 of a utopia as told by its inhabitants.

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CHANGE OF SCHEDULE FRIDAY 10/07/2015

 CHANGE OF SCHEDULE SALA CONFERENZE | CONFERENCE HALL 18.00, OMAGGIO A | TRIBUTE TO MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Tavola rotonda I Round table Gianni Massironi, Morena Campani 19.00 EVENTO COLLATERALE | COLLATERAL EVENT Albatros, appunti per un documentario, Ivan Scinardo Italia| Italy, 20’, italiano | Italian   CHIOSTRO SANT’ANNA 20.30 Incontro con gli autori | Meet the authors 21.00 OMAGGIO A | TRIBUTE TO MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI A lezione con | Lecture by Gianni Massironi: “Dear Antonioni…”   22.40   CONCORSO | COMPETITION Mutso, l'arrière-pays, Corinne Sullivan Francia | France 2014, 50’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles 23.40 OMAGGIO A | TRIBUTE TO MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Tutto bianco, Morena Campani Italia, Francia | Italy, France 2015, 50’, v.o., sottotiloli italiano | o.v. Italian subtitles   CORTILE BONET 21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION El Gran Vuelo, Carolina Astudillo Spagna | Spain 2014, 60’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles A Mother’s Dream – Ma Na Sapna, Valerie Gudenus Svizzera | Switzerland 2013, 86’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles Ninì, Gigi Giustiniani Italia | Italy 2014, 65’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles Ceremonies, Robert Cahen Francia | France 2014, 8’, senza dialoghi | no dialogues Waiting for the (t)rain, Simon Panay Francia, Burkina-Faso | France, Burkina-Faso 2015, 25’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles  
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PROGRAMME FRIDAY 10/07/2015

BUVETTE GAM 18.00-19.30 “MA PARLO ARABO?” Laboratorio per ragazzi | Arabic language classes   SALA CONFERENZE | CONFERENCE HALL 18.00, OMAGGIO A | TRIBUTE TO MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Tavola rotonda | Round table Gianni Massironi, Morena Campani 19.00 EVENTO COLLATERALE | COLLATERAL EVENT Albatros, appunti per un documentario, Ivan Scinardo Italia| Italy, 20’, italiano | Italian   CHIOSTRO SANT’ANNA 20.30 Incontro con gli autori | Meet the authors 21.00 OMAGGIO A | TRIBUTE TO MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI A lezione con | Lecture by Gianni Massironi: “Dear Antonioni…” 22.40   CONCORSO | COMPETITION Mutso, l'arrière-pays, Corinne Sullivan Francia | France 2014, 50’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles Nugzari has settled down with his family in the ruins of Mutso, his childhood village in the deserted mountains of the Caucasus.  Nourished by the epic legends created around this territory, Nugzari tries to pass on to his son his intimate relation to the stones and the past of this sacred hinterland of Georgia. trailer MUTSO_ 23.40 OMAGGIO A | TRIBUTE TO MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Tutto bianco, Morena Campani Italia, Francia | Italy, France 2015, 50’, v.o., sottotiloli italiano | o.v. Italian subtitles The documentary is intended as a journey to discover the places of Michelangelo Antonioni, the shooting locations of his films, the emotional places, the places of the soul. Places where emptiness and silence powerfully dominate, where the visible and invisible blend in a gaze. One of the interpreters of the last film, Fanny Ardant, will take us to discover the perspectives between life and cinema, in a continuous parallel that will let half-view the depth of being a woman according to Antonioni. Trailer  Photo Centrale Porto Corsini (Gian Luca Liverani) CORTILE BONET 21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION El Gran Vuelo, Carolina Astudillo Spagna | Spain 2014, 60’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles In the early years of the Franco dictatorship, Clara Pueyo Jornet, an active militant in the Communist Party, escapes from Les Corts prison in Barcelona passing through the front door. From that moment, she vanishes without a trace. She had been living on the run and she sought to escape from the rigidity of her own party. Her story is also the story of the women of her time and their struggle for freedom in a society that tried to repress them. Guarda il trailer el gran vuelo_01 A Mother’s Dream – Ma Na Sapna, Valerie Gudenus Svizzera | Switzerland 2013, 86’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles A mother's dream - Ma na sapna follows six women and their broker through different stages of surrogacy in a clinic in the Northwest of India. It explores the women’s hopes, the joys and conflicts they experience while living together and the inevitable moment of having to give up the newborn child. “Ma na sapna” is a subtle portrait of six mothers on their surrogate journey, giving them a voice that otherwise remains unheard. Guarda il teaser MANA SAPNA_Still5dc Ninì, Gigi Giustiniani Italia | Italy 2014, 65’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles In the summer of 1932, Gabriele Boccalatte and Ninì Pietrasanta meet each other at the Mont Blanc: they climb together, they fall in love. Since that moment to 1936, the year of their wedding, they live their great mountaineering season and they open, as climbing partners, some of the most difficult routes in the Alps. To keep track of their challenges, they start writing some diaries and taking pictures. Ninì, one of the few mountaineers women of those years, brings with her, in the mountain wall a 16mm camera. In 1937 Lorenzo, their son, was born and in 1938 Gabriele dies, falling down from a wall. Ninì leaves the extreme alpinism to go along his life as a mother. A few years after the Ninì's death, in 2000, her son Lorenzo finds in a trunk the footage shot by the mother. Trailer NINI' Ceremonies, Robert Cahen Francia | France 2014, 8’, senza dialoghi | no dialogues Touching the Human History, a single moment, is enough to remind us our fragility, the beauty of the existence, the vital necessity of the Nature. Ceremonies-arbre Waiting for the (t)rain, Simon Panay Francia, Burkina-Faso | France, Burkina-Faso 2015, 25’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles A small village lost in a dusty desert in Burkina's bush. Two times a week passes the train. Various food items and water bottles thrown by the passengers while passing by constitute the main income of the village, and the only source of water during dry season. Different portraits follow each others. The older ones have known slavery in the service of France, the young dream of distant horizons. Making of waiting for the (t)rain Photo 1  
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PROGRAMME THURSDAY 09/07/2015

BUVETTE GAM 18.00-19.30 “MA PARLO ARABO?” Laboratorio per ragazzi | Arabic language classes ____________________________________________________________________________  SALA CONFERENZE | CONFERENCE HALL 17.30 Tavola rotonda I Round table Alessandro Rais, Umberto De Paola, Morena Campani, Giovanni Massa, Gianni Massironi, Renato Tomasino Proiezioni | screenings Gente del Po, Michelangelo Antonioni Italia | Italy 1943-1947 - 9’ - Italiano | Italian Ritorno a Lisca Bianca, Michelangelo Antonioni Italia | Italy 1983 - 9’ - Italiano | Italian Noto, Mandorli, Vulcano, Stromboli, Carnevale, Michelangelo Antonioni Italia | Italy 1992 - 8’ - Italiano | Italian Sicilia, Michelangelo Antonioni Italia | Italy 1997 - 9’ - Italiano | Italian Lo sguardo di Michelangelo, Michelangelo Antonioni Italia / Italy, 2004, 15', italiano / Italian ____________________________________________________________________________  CHIOSTRO SANT’ANNA 21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION Sciesopoli, un luogo della memoria, Enrico Grisanti Italia |Italy 2013, 18’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles A very special story in a unique place; through some short testimonials, this documentary tells the story of Sciesopoli, the former fascist colony of Selvino (BG,) that, after the war, housed more than 800 children and young Jews, survived the concentration camps. Trailer Sciesopoli The Carsony Brothers - From Vienna to Las Vegas, Barbara Weissenbeck Austria 2014, 64’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano | o.v. Italian subtitles This is a captivating rags to riches story of three extraordinary brothers who grew up in a deprived neighborhood in Vienna, Austria, and their rapid rise to world fame as handstand artists in the 1950s and 60s. The Carsony Brother's one-arm handstands on walking canes, champagne bottles or bowling balls, with a dazzling sprinkle of charme and humor, were a world sensation. Their story is brought back to life by Bert Carsony's daughter and former colleagues. Trailer CARSONY_low   22.30 FUORI CONCORSO - SINERGIE | OUT OF COMPETITION - SYNERGIES Ruina, Markus Lenz Germania | Germany 2014, 73’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano | o.v. Italian and English subtitles In collaborazione con | In partnership with Goethe Institut What happens when a bank fails? For example it is going to be squatted by 3000 people and transformed into a housing project. Downtown Caracas a 200-meter skyscraper-ruin is rising up to the Caribbean sky and is used as a shelter for 750 families. Ignored by the city's administration and dreaded by the neighbourhood the inhabitants of Torre Confinanzas build up their own model of a socialist micro-society in their vertical city. “Ruina” tells about difficulties and achievements by building up a social community. Trailer Still 3 23.50   CONCORSO | COMPETITION Destination de Dieu, Andrea Gadaleta Caldarola Italia | Italy 2014, 21’, v.o., sottotitoli in italiano | o.v., Italian and English subtitles The Ghetto, a shanty town exclusively inhabited by Africans, is located near Rignano Garganico, among the fields of Capitanata. Some inhabitants have decided to tell their stories and participate in the production of an audiovisual document, "Destination de Dieu". Guarda il trailer destination-de-dieu_foto 2  ____________________________________________________________________________  CORTILE BONET 21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION A Lullaby under the Nuclear Sky, Kana Tomoko Giappone |Japan 2014, 69’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles As the meltdown at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima was unfolding, a documentary filmmaker finds out the coincidence that the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant first generated the power on her birthday 40 years ago. Feeling strange senses of fate and guilt, she decides to enter the radiation red zone despite the government’s warning, to film what was not on the mainstream media. During shooting, she falls ill and alternatively discovers her first pregnancy at the age of 40. After many years spent on fertility treatments, she is torn between joy and devastation. Guarda trailer A-Lullaby'69-PR-picture-still-1 Le chant de la fleur, Jacques Dochamps, José Gualinga Belgio, Ecuador | Belgium, Ecuador 2013, 61’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles Threatened by the petroleum industry, the Amazonian people of Sarayaku lead a constant fight for their survival. Inspired by an ancestral shaman song, they commit in an incredible challenge of universal reach: the Border of Life. Trailer CISSA2 The free voice - Nawal El Saadawi, Konstanze Burkard Germania | Germany 2015, 52’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese|o.v. Italian and English subtitles Nawal El Saadawi is well-known over the world as a writer and feminist. She is one of the most important champions of the women’s movement in her Egyptian homeland. The documentary charts the most important stages in the life of a woman who risked her life for her convictions more than once. Nawal El Saadawi’s biography encompasses more than eight decades of contemporary Egyptian history as experienced from a female perspective claiming the non-negotiable demands of Egypt’s women – and that irrespective of what the current political ruler is called... Trailer Nawal El Saadawi_village library  
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PROGRAMME WEDNESDAY 08/07/2015

MERCOLEDÌ | WEDNESDAY 08/07/2015   BOUVETTE GAM 18.00-19.30 “MA PARLO ARABO?” Laboratorio per ragazzi | Arabic language classes  ____________________________________________________________________________ CHIOSTRO SANT’ANNA 20.30 Incontro con gli autori | Meet the authors 21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION Rada, Alessandro Abba Legnazzi Italia |Italy 2015, 70’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles In a nursing home for seafarers in Camogli, a crew of retired sailors waits the last disembarkation. During this standstill, an almost centenary submariner plays the lottery, dreaming of winning a trip on a cruise ship to dance tango with a wonderful woman, an old diver wanders around the corridors reciting his poems aloud, a motorman on African banana boats fights against the coldness of the air conditioning, a captain of merchant ships search, looking at the stars, the route for his ship and a nostalgic boatswain swears running after the looming ships with his binoculars. All this happens while the ship is still at anchor, unwavering. Trailer RADA 22.10   FUORI CONCORSO - SINERGIE | OUT OF COMPETITION - SYNERGIES Brûle la mer, Nathalie Nambot, Berchache Maki Francia | France 2014, 75’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano | o.v. Italian and English subtitles “Brûle la mer” is a documentary about the history of the Tunisian diaspora, which was established after the Revolution of the Tunisian Spring. From North African continent (Magreb) to the streets of Paris, young Tunisian people in France discover a sense of freedom as a profound challenge to their beliefs. Guarda estratto brule-la-mer8 23.30 CONCORSO | COMPETITION We cannot go there now my Dear, Carol Mansour Libano | Lebanon 2014, 42’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles Palestinian refugees have been living in Syria since they had been forced to flee Palestine in 1948. As the Syrian crisis intensifies, they alongside the Syrians have been affected by the war. Their story, however, is more complex. By fleeing Syria and seeking refuge in Lebanon they are becoming a special category of refugees: they are refugees twice over. As Palestinians they are not entirely welcome in Lebanon. As refugees, their travel documents are not recognized. As Palestinians, this is the second time they lose everything and find themselves once more homeless and stateless. This documentary film tells part of the story of those twice-over refugees. A story where memories were awakened between one exodus and the other, and where loss invades all things striking the very self. A story where the causes and consequences are known, but not the closure. A story where lives are continuously being rebuilt and improvised awaiting the return. Trailer We cannot go there  ____________________________________________________________________________ CORTILE BONET 19.00 ODISSEA/UNA LINGUA PER UN MARE DI MEZZO Lettura di | Reading by Milad Ansari con | with Lina Prosa, Claudia Brunetto, Milad Ansari, Anna Barbera 21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION We are become death, Jean-Gabriel Periot Francia | France 2014, 4’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles WABD 04 Bla cinima, Lamine Ammar-khodja Francia | France 2014, 82’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles A filmmaker ventures out onto the streets of Algiers to interview the people about cinema and is quickly swept away by spontaneous meetings and the realities of the city. The film paints a vivid portrait of the city of Algiers and is a reflection on cinema within the country. Intervista a Lamine Ammar-Khodja bla-cinima-low Those Who Said No, Nima Sarvestani Svezia, Iran | Sweden, Iran 2014, 89’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles After decades of silence, survivors and relatives of the victims of a mass atrocity establish a People’s Court. They will testify against a crime carried out by the Iranian regime, a crime that has been kept secret from the public for more than 25 years. Those responsible for these crimes now hold high government office in Iran. Their secret would be safe, if it was not for the efforts of some survivors. In 2013 an international tribunal, the Iran Tribunal, is convened in The Hague Court of Justice. Now is their chance to put Iran on trial for their crimes against humanity. This is a film about people who refuse to be silenced, people who fight for the right to tell their story in court. Trailer those-who-said-no
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PROGRAMME TUESDAY 07/07/2015

BUVETTE GAM 18.00-19.30 “MA PARLO ARABO?” Laboratorio per ragazzi | Arabic language classes ____________________________________________________________________________  CHIOSTRO SANT’ANNA 20.30 Incontro con gli autori | Meet the authors 21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION Cantonese rice, Mia Ma Francia | France 2015, 50’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles) A round trip between my family and Chinese people recently arrived in France to find meaning in my ignorance of my father tongue, Cantonese. Trailer Riz Cantonais recadrée 22.00   FUORI CONCORSO - SINERGIE | OUT OF COMPETITION - SYNERGIES Edificio España, Victor Moreno Spagna | Spain 2012, 94’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano | o.v. Italian and English subtitles In collaborazione con | In partnership with Instituto Cervantes What happens when a bank fails? For example it is going to be squatted by 3000 people and transformed into a housing project. Downtown Caracas a 200-meter skyscraper-ruin is rising up to the Caribbean sky and is used as a shelter for 750 families. Ignored by the city's administration and dreaded by the neighbourhood the inhabitants of Torre Confinanzas build up their own model of a socialist micro-society in their vertical city. “Ruina” tells about difficulties and achievements by building up a social community. Trailer Still Edificio EspanÞa 4 23.40   CONCORSO | COMPETITION Al Karama, Marco Di Noia Italia |Italy 2014, 47’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles ‘Al Karama’ is the Arabic word for ‘dignity’. The project explores the complexities of the Arab Spring through a multimedia approach. “In March and December 2011 I travelled along the shores of the south coast of Mediterranean sea, capturing on camera the fall of the regimes and the aftermath in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. I wanted to understand what was happening in those squares, why people were protesting and what they wanted to achieve. It was my first time in the Arab world and my first time doing video-journalism. Trailer foto_alkarama-low ____________________________________________________________________________ CORTILE BONET 18.00 STRANIERI. FIGURE DELL’ALTRO NELLA GRECIA ANTICA Presentazione del libro di |Book lounge by Andrea Cozzo Intervengono | with Gabriella D’Agostino, Roberto Pomelli Sarà presente l’autore | Meeting with the author   21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION Hacia una primavera rosa, Mario de la Torre Spagna |Spain 2014, 17’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles Young members of the Arab LGBT community have to live clandestinely. They feel frustrated after the Arab Spring, so will be the moment of a pink spring? Trailer hacia una primavera rosa Terra di transito, Paolo Martino Italia | Italy 2015, 54’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles Like thousands of his peers fleeing from war, Rahell undertook an arduous journey from Middle East to Europe without visas and passports, trying to join a branch of the family living for years in Sweden. Landed in Italy, however, he finds out that the Dublin Regulation, the law that imposes to all refugees to reside in the first EU country they enter, separates him from his destination. Italy for Rahell is nothing more than a land of transit. Trailer TERRA DI TRANSITO Jashn-e Taklif, Firouzeh Khosrovani Iran 2014, 60’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles The hall is packed with chattering Iranian schoolgirls wearing lilac robes and white hijabs. An imam explains to them that at nine years old they have reached the “age of duty.” This, he says, is the moment at which puberty begins, bringing with it all the accompanying religious precepts. Carefree days are over, and from now on the angel on the right shoulder and the devil on the left will be there watching, weighing up good and evil. At the instigation of the imam, the girls dutifully chant when they should or should not wear the hijab. Greeted by loud cheering, a whipped cream version of the Kaaba is sliced up. Eight years later, filmmaker Firouzeh Khosrovani visits two of the children she filmed: the cousins and former best friends Melika and Maryam. Maryam wears her hijab with full conviction and shares her existential doubts with God. Melika dreams of a career as an actress, paints her nails, and posts selfies on Instagram. Trailer fest-image-02-LOW Léone, mére & fils, Lucile Chaufour Francia | France 2014, 41’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles Léone, the owner of a bar-restaurant in a Parisian suburb, is a wise-cracking ogress who swings her impressive figure between tables of regulars. All curves, peroxide hair and quickfire repartee, Léone is a woman in a men’s world where her word is law. Among them is her son, Patrick, who is still a child and only has eyes for her. LEONE_still2
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PROGRAMME MONDAY 06/07/2015

CHIOSTRO SANT’ANNA 19.00 Inaugurazione Mostra fotografica | Opening Photografic Exhibition 19.30 Saluti e aperitivo inaugurali | Opening greetings & Drinks 20.30 Anima Mediterranea, Performance Balletto di Palermo ____________________________________________________________________________ 21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION  Elizabeth’s playground, Maris Kerge, Erik Norkroos Estonia 2015, 28’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v., Italian and English subtitles

4-year-old Elizabeth was born in the family of former ballet dancers and she has spent most of her life in the ballet with her parents. She knows all the members of the Estonia Ballet company by their names and knows all the performances by heart as she has seen them so many times. Elizabeth loves, or to be exact, adores ballet, but would it be like this if she had other choices? This is little Elizabeth's journey in the magical world of ballet, where real life meets illusion and fairytales may come true.

 IMG_0736 21.30 OMAGGIO A | TRIBUTE TO MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI L’Avventura, Michelangelo Antonioni Italia, Francia | Italy, France 1960, 140’,v.o. A group of rich Italians is on a cruise off the coast of Sicily when one of them, a girl, mysteriously disappears. Her boyfriend and her close woman friend search her, but their research become less and less desperate. «Movies can be pleasant or bitter, light or painful. “L’Avventura” is a bitter one, often painful. The pain of the dying feelings or the blooming ones in which we can glimpse the end in the very moment of their birth. Everything is told in a language that I tried to keep bare of effects» (Antonioni). L avventura CIneteca Nazionale ____________________________________________________________________________ CORTILE BONET 21.00   CONCORSO | COMPETITION Wir waren rebellen, Katharina von Schroeder, Florian Schewe Germania |Germany 2014, 93’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

The documentary film tells the story of Agel, a former child soldier who returns to South Sudan to help build up his country. The film accompanies him over a period of two years – from South Sudan gaining its independence in 2011 to the renewed outbreak of civil war in December 2013. As captain of the national basketball team of South Sudan – the youngest country in the world – Agel coaches the team through their very first international match against Uganda. The conflicts within the team bear a striking resemblance to the political problems festering across the country.

Trailer WE WERE REBELS   The sound before the fury, Lola Frederich, Martin Sarrazac Francia |France 2014, 88’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

In January 1972, Archie Shepp recorded the album Attica Blues as an homage to the Attica prison rebellion, 40 years later he revisits this music. We follow him along with 25 musicians through days of intense rehearsal to the opening concert in Paris. “The sound before the fury” interweaves this narrative with images from the rebellion, and interviews of the leaders recorded in 1972. We witness Shepp's determination to transmit, beyond the notes, the meaning and feeling of his music; we discover the ties, some intimate, that the musicians have with the Attica events.

 Trailer archie silhouette  
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