Treviso 10th October 2018 – Screening “Oltremare” at Carta Carbone Festival

Sole Luna Doc Film Festival will present at Carta Carbone Festival Letteraio
the documentary Oltremare by Loredana Bianconi
BE | 2016 | 83' | N&B | Vo It
Wednesday 10 ottobre – h 9 pm – TRA – Ca dei Ricchi - Treviso
In Fascist Italy in the thirties, many inhabitants of Borgo emigrated to the colonies of the Italian Empire in Africa. Pushed by poverty or the spirit of adventure, they went in search of the Eldorado propaganda had promised them. But their dream crumbles after just a few years of hard labor. War and the fall of the regime led to the loss of the colonies, forcing them to return to Borgo having lost everything. The words, written memoirs and hundreds of photos of witnesses reveal to us a tale long shrouded in silence. Presentation by Antonio Varchetta Info:

23 September Treviso – Frontera Invisible at “Punti di Contatto Festival “

PUNTI DI CONTATTO - storie di frontiere in cooperation with Sole Luna Doc Film Festival 23 September, Piazza San Parisio, Treviso Screening of "Frontera invisible"(2017, Nicolás Richat - Nico Muzi) Frontera Invisible is the true story of communities trapped in the middle of the world’s longest war, in which Big Business’ rush for palm oil to produce ‘green’ fuel has displaced peasant farmers and indigenous people, destroyed natural habitats and concentrated land in the hands of ‘the rich’. A blend of environmental documentary and social research through victims’ testimonials, Frontera Invisible gives a voice to the local communities that are fighting hard to reclaim their land while exposing the major pitfalls of biofuels policy. Colombia is on the cusp of a peace deal that will end 60 years of armed conflict. A war that has displaced more people than the entire population of Denmark. Meanwhile, the government plans to keep planting palm to supply Colombia and Europe with ‘biodiesel’. Will peace return the land to its true owners or merely hand it over to Big Agribusiness? Frontera Invisible Main trailer (EN) from Transport & Environment on Vimeo.   punti contatto

Treviso – Partnership with Endorfine Rosa Shocking

ENDORFINE_1Sole Luna - un ponte tra le culture is partner of the showcase Endorfine Rosa Shocking May-October 2018, Treviso SHOCKING PINK ENDORPHINES Films about women in sport Focus created and curated by Laura Aimone An intriguing trip around the world through very diverse sports. Undisputed travel companions: women. From Pakistan to Mexico, from Israel to Mongolia, from Ethiopia to Iraq, crossing Palestine, Iran and Europe, the focus will present short and long features films chosen among the best films about sports that travelled the Festival world in the past years. The main genre is documentary, but there are also a series of fiction and animation films. No matter what the latitude, sports offer women a way to escape from the ordinary life, be it a war situation or a boring existence without any purpose. But they can also be a way to question patriarchal societies, pushing both the personal limits and the boundaries of what is acceptable. Sports may be a passport to a better life or simply a thrill to add more adrenaline to one’s life. Even the most individualistic activity implies some sort of interaction with people around and achieving results always comes at a price. Sports can become a way of living or be turned into art. A kaleidoscope of film genres and ways of living sports, as diverse as the shades of women. PROGRAMME 09.05 FREE KICK — Bernabè Rico (Spagna 2012, 13’) SPEED SISTERS — Amber Fares (Palestina 2015, 80’) 06.06 OPERATION MOFFAT — Jen Randall, Claire Carter (UK 2015, 20’) SALAAM DUNK — David Fine (US/Iraq 2011, 80’) 20.06 Ospite della serata e curatela Sole Luna Film Festival AQUA SALSA — Elia Romanelli (Italia 2015, 26’) ELIZABETH’S PLAYGROUND — Maris Kerge, Erik Norkroos (Estonia 2015, 30’) 12.09 Serata ospiti del Sole Luna Film Festival LUCHADORA — River Finlay (Messico 2014, 12’) GIRL UNBOUND — Erin Heidenreich (US/Pakistan 2016, 80’) 19.09 Film con sottotitoli per non udenti BEACH FLAGS — Sarah Saidan (Francia/Iran 2014, 14’) WHITE BLESSING — Sengedorj Janchivdorj (Mongolia 2016, 100’) 03.10 AFTERGLOW — Tommaso Di Paola, Jack Webber (UK 2016, 6’) TOWN OF RUNNERS — Jerry Rothwell (Etiopia/UK 2012, 80’) I film avranno inizio alle ore 20.30 Tutti i film saranno sottotitolati in italiano. INFO Offerta responsabile,Soci T RA ingresso gratuito. TRA Treviso Ricerca Arte Ca’ dei Ricchi. Via Barberia 25, Treviso Orari: mar – sab 10:00 – 13:00 e 15:30 – 19:30; dom 15:30 – 19:30 +39.0422.419990 / +39.339.6443542 [email protected] Foto poster by Vivienne Rickman-Poole  

Sole Luna Art in Doc at Palermo Italian capital of culture 2018

Sole Luna Art in Doc at Palermo Italian capital of culture 2018

Showcase by Sole Luna, A bridge between cultures with the Antonio Pasqualino international puppet Museum

Art can weave the life stories of individuals, marking their path in the most unpredictable ways. Single or collective biographies of people told through their meeting with art. The showcase closes with a tribute to Jan Fabre , one of the most interesting artists on the contemporary scene.

Free entrance

March 15th, h. 18.00, MIM Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 5 - Palermo Caravane Touareg Caravane Touareg Arnaud Zajtman, Marlène Rabaud Belgio 2016, 57’, o.v. with italian and english subtitles Trailer In 2012, hundreds of thousand Tuareg civilians flee from the North of Mali which dives into war. Through the epic of Disco, a Tuareg singer committed to peace, and followed over a period of ten years, we discover the challenges which the Tuareg face and the causes of the war in Mali. March 29th h. 18.00, MIM Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 5 - Palermo gibellina Earthquake 68 – Gente di Gibellina Emanuele Svezia Italy, 2008, 98’ o.v. with english subtitles In 1968 an earthquake completely destroyed Gibellina, a small country town in Sicily. After 12 years in cramped shantytowns, a new town is assigned to the population: a dormitory village 20km from old Gibellina, built according to the canons of a type of Utopian urban planning that is totally unrelated to the local social reality. Earthquake 68 is the story of a community and its twin soul, of Utopian reconstruction and building speculation, the account of a collective identity that is severely tested first by nature, then by the state. It’s a very complex and controversial business, as extraordinary as it is universally paradigmatic April 5th h. 18.00, MIM Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 5 - Palermo Housam-Abdoulghani
my-love-in-palmyra-1 My love in Palmira Housam Aboulghani Syria – Russia, 2007, 19’ o.v. with italian subtitles Every day, the little Khaldun comes to the ruins of ancient Palmyra to sell some postcards to the tourists and tells his own version of the city’s history.   baaba_acoustic Baaba maal, a voice for Africa Robin Denselow Senegal, 2007, 40’, o.v. Trailer Baaba Maal is considered the voice of Africa, crafting a distinctive sound that fuses traditional African Music with pop and reggae elements. The life and music of this influential and groundbreaking musician is explored in this documentary. “A Voice for Africa” follows Baaba Maal on a journey from his home village of Podor to a wild late night concert over the border in Mauritania including performances, interviews, and journeys through Senegal’s spectacular landscape, culture and arts. April 17th time to be determined , Cinema De Seta with l’Institut français Cantieri culturali alla Zisa, via Paolo Gili, 4 - Palermo sans image Sans image Fanny Douarche, Franck Rosier France, 2013, 76’, o.v. with italian and english subtitles Trailer Whereas repressive laws against illegals are multiplying, Matenin, a malian migrant, and two fellow countrymen, Abdoulaye and Gaye, fight in the streets and also on a theatre stage trying to elaborate their own way to resist.   May 3rd, h. 18.00, MIM Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 5 - Palermo river of art River of Art Charlene Shih France, 2015, 59', o.v. with italian and english subtitles Trailer LIU Yu was born in the northeast of China in 1919. Today he lives in Taiwan with his daughter and they are both passionate about drawing and painting. After his wife’s death, LIU decides to undertake with his daughter a journey in space and time, through places which marked his life as a young artist. In this documentary LIU’s drawings and paintings come to life and accompany us in the journey of the artist towards his hometown, but also in the journey of his memories of a tormented past. May 17th, h. 18.00, MIM Tribute to Jan Fabre Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 5 - Palermo Jan FabreJan Fabre. Beyond the artist Giulio Boato France – Belgio, 2014, 52’, o.v. with italian subtitles Trailer Jan Fabre, born in 1958, lives and works in Antwerp. Many works have been published on his oeuvre as a visual artist, stage director, choreographer, set designer, performer, but never a documentary was produced on his polyvalent figure. The documentary is based on the interviews to Jan Fabre, Georges Banu (theatre critic), Vincent Baudriller (ex co-director of Festival d’Avignon), Jan Dekeyser (architect of Fabre’s theatre/atelier) and Rudolf Rach (Fabre’s editor in France). The images of 12 shows, 5 exhibitions and many drawings, models and sculptures move behind the words of the interviewees, drawing up the lines of the portrait of one of the most controversial artist of the last 3 decades. June 1st, h. 18.00, MIM Piazzetta Antonio Pasqualino, 5 - Palermo among spiritualAmong Spiritual Guards Giulio Boato, Gildas le Roux 27', 2016, o.v. with italian subtitles Trailer The film traces a path through the exhibition Spiritual Guards by Jan Fabre, one of the most prolific and provocative contemporary artists of the past 30 years. The exhibition was presented in Florence in 2016: Fabre’s sculptures have been exhibited in the central square, in a fortress and in a historical palace. Supported by the words of the artist and the curators, the camera moves between the works of art integrated in the Renaissance atmosphere of the city of Dante. Some quotes of the youth diary by Fabre punctuate the film, establishing a dialogue between past and present, between art and utopia. glass and bonesGlass and Bones Giulio Boato, La Compagnie des Indes 27', 2017, o.v. with italian subtitles Trailer A dream journey to Jan Fabre's exhibition Glass and bone sculptures 1977-2017 at the 57th Venice Biennale of Art. An "angel spectator" enters a deserted abbey in the heart of Venice, where she discovers sculptures and installations made entirely of two materials: glass and bones. Through his gaze, the audience walks between death and metamorphosis, discovering the thought of one of the most influential artists of the last decades, for whom art, science and religion are intimately tied.

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 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.
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.