Opening Sole Luna Doc Film Festival | 3 July 2017 Palermo

Sole Luna Doc Film Festival 3 luglio /July 2017 Santa Maria dello Spasimo Palermo Ingresso gratuito/free entrance

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Lunedì 3 luglio | Monday July 3rd NAVATA 20.00 Drum Circle Welcome con La Bottega delle Percussioni Saluti inaugurali | Opening greetings Visioni (Di)Visioni Inaugurazione mostra fotografica | Opening photographic exhibition
21.00 Omaggio alla città | Tribute to the city Pellegrino, Ruben Monterosso e Federico Savonitto Italia, 2017, 53’ Registi in sala| Meet the authors Pellegrino is the tale of a place where sacred, profane, nature and history coexist and exert a strong attraction. The film follows the stories of people who are in the mount – both regularly and occasionally – crossing the paths of artists, wanderers, naturalists, alchemists and pilgrims of different origin, who, with a reason or a need, turn the Mount into their obsession, a reason for passing through it or the trace of an answer they are looking for. It is a reflection on the sense of living the nature and the intimate relationship between people and places, especially when these places carry on an ancient memory. Pellegrino (trailer sub eng) from Sciara.net on Vimeo.
Concorso | Competition Ama-San, Cláudia Varejão Portogallo 2016, 113’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. English and Italian subtitles When cherry-trees bloom in the small town of Wagu, the Ama-San, i.e. “the women of the sea”, go to the seaside and turn into actual marine beings. They plunge into the secrets of the ocean waters searching for algae, crustaceans, and mussels. Like creatures of the abyss, the deft gestures of these women from different generations preserve the ritual of ancient fishing, based at once on strength and gentleness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGDW7cn2QkU
GIARDINO 22.00 Concorso | Competition The black sheep, Antonio Martino Italia, 2016, 72’, v.o. sott. in italiano | o.v. Italian subtitles Produttore e regista in sala | Meet the producer and the director Ausman, has fought for the Libyan revolution, even been a pacifist, as he was convinced to fight for freedom and democracy. Nothing went as he thought: violence and religious extremism are spreading every day more. Today he feels as a stranger in his country. What will be his final wor(l)d? The Black Sheep _ a documentary by Antonio Martino _ trailer from BoFilm on Vimeo.  
Dead ears, Linas Mikuta Lituania 2016, 42’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. English and Italian subtitles Two men, an aged farmer and his deaf-mute son, live in a remote area, isolated from civilization. Though sharing the same roof, problems, and sorrows, they remain very distant from one another. Their attempts at conversation turn into misunderstanding, if not conflict. The father thinks his son is abnormal and childish. The son sees his father as insensitive and crude. Can the two men find their way towards understanding one another? Filmo ŠALTOS AUSYS / DEAD EARS anonsas / trailer from MONOKLIS on Vimeo.  
Ma fille Nora, Jasna Krajinovic Belgio - Francia, 2016, 16’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. English and Italian subtitles Nora, Samira’s daughter, left for Syria in May 2013. Since then, her mother leaves no stone unturned in her attempt to bring Nora home. Ma fille Nora is a letter that Samira wrote to Nora. It follows Samira in her fight to prevent other youths from leaving, her trip to the Syrian border and her painful, everyday life torn between hope and the fear of losing her daughter in the war in Syria. MA FILLE NORA de Jasna Krajinovic (2016) from Dérives asbl on Vimeo.  
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Workshop with Alessio Genovese / Palermo 3-7 July

WORKSHOP WITH ALESSIO GENOVESE PALERMO, 3-7 JULY 2017

As part of the programming of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, the association Zabbara in collaboration with the Association Sole Luna – Un ponte tra le culture presents the documentary film workshop held by the director Alessio Genovese. The workshop is open to documentary lovers and filmmakers and aims to create some video documentaries to be shot in Palermo area. The workshop results will be screened during the festival.
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ALESSIO GENOVESE Movie director and reporter with extensive professional experience in the Middle East - Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq - where he spent several years working in Palestinian refugees camps on projects concerning the promotion and respect of the rights of Palestinian refugees. He also took part in projects related to the conditions of migrants in Europe and in the Mediterranean area. In addition to his professional track record, he holds a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Perugia and is specializing in Arab-Islamic Studies at the Oriental Institute of Naples, Italy.  He is an accomplished author with several works to his name published on Italian and international newspapers and collaborations with UN agencies. In 2013 he produce and direct the feature film documentary Eu 013 l'Ultima Frontiera (the Last Frontier) that had its World Premiere at the 54° edition of the International Documentary Film Festival dei Popoli and its International Premiere in Official Selection at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam - IFFR 2014. In 2015 Eu 013 l'Ultima Frontiera  was screened at the European Parliament, and in March 2014 in the Italian Chamber of Deputies. This documentary film received a special mention as best political documentary film at the Aegean Doc in 2014, and as best  social documentary at the Human Rights Film Festival of Paris. He lives and resides in the Mediterranean, Palermo, Italy. INFO www.zabbara.org [email protected] www.solelunadoc.com
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SOLE LUNA DOC FILM FESTIVAL | Palermo 3-9 July 2017

SOLE LUNA DOC FILM FESTIVAL | Palermo 3-9 July 2017

36 documentaries, exhibitions, meetings with the authors

The selection of the films in competition was a long and suffered work, given the high number and quality of the submissions received, and it ended with the selection of thirty-six documentaries both short and feature films. There will be 31 films in competition divided into two sections, Human Rights, The Journey and Shorts. In addition to the sections in the competition, the program is enriched by the Art in Doc showcase that includes documentaries about contemporary artists. A special event will be dedicated to the Sicilian Premier of Pellegrino by Ruben Monterosso and Federico Savonitto, a tribute to the city of Palermo and its multicultural dimension. The  international jury is composed by Firouzeh Khosrovani, Mark Peploe, Gianni Massironi, Italo Spinelli, Vincenzo Matera This year the festival in Palermo will be held in the fascinating location of Santa Maria dello Spasimo and in its Garden above the walls. During the whole week of the festival we will set up the Visioni (Di) Visioni photographic exhibition, edited by Enzima. There will also be an exhibition of a series of drawings by Gianluca Costantini realized during the Human Rights Festival in Milan. Sole Luna Doc Film Festival was a partner of the festival in Milan being in charge of the official selection of the documentaries in competition.  Also for this edition we have forged various partnerships with the city associations within a "networking" perspective. In particular, events are planned in collaboration with foreign cultural institutes such as Cervantes, the Institut Français and the Goethe Institut. This coming edition has all the ingredients for success, we now rely on the participation of our enthusiastic audience to share all together, in the magical atmosphere of Santa Maria dello Spasimo where the Sole Luna Festival has moved its first steps twelve years ago, a program full of screenings and stories from all over the world that can become a reflection of the complex and fascinating reality that surrounds us. www.solelunadoc.org PRESS OFFICE SOLE LUNA DOC FILM FESTIVAL Laboratorio delle Parole di Francesca Rossini [email protected] Francesca Rossini 335 5411331 - Silvia Montanari 339 8762443
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