Winners of Sole Luna Doc Film Festival – Treviso 2018

SOUNDRIVEMOTION AWARD Raghu Rai. An unframed portrait Regia | Director: Avani Rai Fotografia | Photography: Avani Rai Montaggio | Editing: Menno Boerema Produzione | Production: Iikka Vehkalahti India, Finlandia, Norvegia, 2017, 55′ The grammar of this film soundtrack is rigorous, poetic and sober. The stylistic choice of holding two different registers was appreciated: one to accompany the memories of the emotional relationship with the father figure, the other to describe the animus of the photographer in his creative process. The first one goes through a lively intimacy full of teachings. The second one manages to depict silence with notes and sounds. That's what you need to have in front of the world in order to become a "sensor" able to grasp its depth and beauty. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS JURY Of fathers and sons Regia | Director: Talal Derki Fotografia | Photography: Kahtan Hasson Montaggio | Editing: Anne Fabini Produzione | Production: Basis Berlin Filmproduktion Germania, Siria, Libano 2017, 98′ Of Fathers and Sons - Trailer from BASIS BERLIN on Vimeo. For the courage of the director Talal Derki to experience a difficult situation giving us the opportunity to "experience" a world away from ours, to know it beyond what the media usually show. Furthermore, the documentary is more generally a reflection on the relationship between fathers and children and on how the family and socio-cultural context can influence the kids. JURY INTERACTIONS AWARD Terraform  Regia | Director: Sil Van Der Woerd, Jorik Dozy Fotografia | Photography: Nicolas Chin Montaggio | Editing: Sil Van Der Woerd, Jorik Dozy Produzione | Production: New Frontier Pictures Regno Unito, Indonesia, Olanda e Singapore, 2017, 5′ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK75VFQQA40 The jury "Interactions" has decided to award a prize to the short film "Terraform" because it transmits a positive message on the importance of the family to face the struggle and difficulties of life. In the film, the father bears the weight of a very hard work in the sulfur mine because he doesn't want to see his wife and his daughter crying and suffering. This makes us aware that love is the most important feeling to support men. In addition, the jury appreciated the music of the film that thrilled us and made us think about the people we love. We liked the part where the father carries the weight of sulfur but he thinks he is carrying his daughter on his shoulders. This father is a positive example because he accepts the hard work and the smoke of the volcano to provide his family a good life. Watching this film we became aware that in some parts of the world work is still very dangerous and there is no security for those people. PREMIO RUBINO RUBINI Happy Today Fotografia | Photography: Giulio Tonincelli Montaggio | Editing: Emanuele Dainotti, Alessandro Capuzzi Produzione | Production: Filmo 2, Ombre Rosse Film Productions Italia e Francia, 2017, 17′ In un contesto di vita quasi ancestrale si sviluppa un progetto di grande ed evoluta responsabilità civile. Il premio va al regista per aver saputo trasmettere magistralmente e con la dovuta semplicità l’importanza della conoscenza per gli altri e per se stessi. Un vero inno alla natura madre e alla vita dell’uomo seguendo il motto “ama e donati con gioia”. PREMIO DEL PUBBLICO Regia | Director: Parsifal Reparato Fotografia | Photography: Parsifal Reparato Montaggio | Editing: Armando Duccio Ventriglia Produzione | Production: Nacne Italia, 2017, 52′ vietnamita e muong con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / Vietnamese and Muong with Italian and English subtitles   Nimble fingers sono le dita delle operaie vietnamite che lavorano nelle fabbriche dei più importanti marchi dell’elettronica mondiale. Bay, una delle migliaia di giovani operaie migranti proviene da un remoto villaggio muong sugli altopiani del Vietnam del Nord ed è giunta alla periferia di Hanoi, in un quartiere divenuto uno dei più grandi centri di produzione mondiale. La vita delle operaie si svolge secondo le regole del grande Parco Industriale di Thang Long, un mare di giovani donne scandisce la propria vita al ritmo della produzione della grande industria. Durante la festività del Tet, di ritorno al suo villaggio d’origine, Bay si ritrova con la famiglia. Dal rientro in campagna emerge uno scollamento della vita della giovane operaia dalle proprie origini, simbolo della trasformazione di una generazione che vive il passaggio dalla campagna alla società industriale. NIMBLE FINGERS - Trailer italiano from NACNE SUTTVUESS on Vimeo.
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10.09.2018 Treviso / Opening Sole Luna Doc Film Festival

PROGRAMME MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10

CHIESA DI SAN GREGORIO MAGNO — 19.00 inaugurazione e aperitivo di benvenuto / opening and welcome drink saluti istituzionali / institutional greetings — 19.45 concerto / concert Giovanni Feltrin, organo / organ, Camilla Rutelli, voce recitante / reciting voice — 20.30 concorso / competition Singing with Angry Bird Hyewon Jee Corea del Sud, 2016, 88', v.o. con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / o.v. English and Italian subtitles Un cantante lirico coreano ha organizzato a Pune, in India, il Banana Children’s Choir. Un viaggio ricco di lacrime e risate. — 22.00 concorso / competition Los ofendidos Marcela Zamora El Salvador e Messico, 2016, 85', v.o. con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / o. v. English and Italian subtitles “Durante la guerra civile salvadoregna, mio padre ed altre migliaia di uomini sono stati catturati e torturati dallo Stato. Queste sono alcune delle loro storie. Queste persone non chiedono vendetta, tutto ciò che chiedono è conoscere la verità”. TRA. CA’ DEI RICCHI — 20.30 concorso / competition Appennino Emiliano Dante Italia, 2017, 66', v.o. con sottotitoli in inglese / o.v. English subtitles Appennino è un diario cinematografico che inizia dalla lenta ricostruzione de L’Aquila, la città del regista, e prosegue con i terremoti nell’Appennino centrale del 2016-17, fino al lunghissimo ed estenuante asilo dei nuovi terremotati a S. Benedetto del Tronto. — 22.00 concorso / competition Raghu Rai. An unframed portrait Avani Rai Finlandia, India e Norvegia, 2017, 55', v.o. con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / o.v. English and Italian subtitles Un ritratto senza cornice del fotografo dell’agenzia Magnum Raghu Rai e del suo viaggio lungo 50 anni durante il quale ha immortalato le storie dell’India. Le storie di Raghu Rai raccontate attraverso gli occhi della sua figlia ribelle.
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Sole Luna Doc Film Festival – Treviso 10 – 16.09.2018

The Festival in Treviso takes place from 10 to 16 September at the Church of San Gregorio Magno and at the headquarters of the Association TRA, Treviso, Research, Art, at Ca' dei Ricchi,. The films in competition were divided into sections: Human Rights, The Journey and Shorts Docs. Two out of competition sections specially designed for Treviso Festival: Veneto Doc, a showcase dedicated to Venetian authors and Cinema in the cellar, a showcase focused on wine that takes place in the cellars of the territory. Meetings with the authors, presentations and insights, organ concerts and a workshop on the role of music in cinema enrich the week of the festival.   https://youtu.be/6WPog9pkKV4 Dowload the programme    
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Les voix de l’immigration – Showcase with the Institut français Palermo

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Les voix de l'immigration

  Sole Luna Doc Film Festival and the Institut Français of Palermo strengthen their historic collaboration with a new showcase on the documentary cinema telling stories of migration, on April 17th and 18th 2018 at the Cinema De Seta. April 17th 2018, h. 21,00 Cantieri culturali alla Zisa, via Paolo Gili, 4 – Palermo Meet the author Fanny Douarche Sans image sans image Director Fanny Douarche, Franck Rosier Photography Fanny Douarche, Franck Rosier Editing Laurent Leveneur Production Wendigo Films France, 2013, 76’, french with english and italian 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. April 17th 2018, h. 21,00 Cantieri culturali alla Zisa, via Paolo Gili, 4 – Palermo Eurovillage eurovillage Erytréen camionnette Director François Pirot Photography François Pirot Editing Yannick & Valène Leroy Production Limited Adventures sprl Belgium 2015, 72’, French, Kurdish, Tygrinia, Wolof, Czeczen, Farsi, English with English and Italian subtitles   Trailer In the midst of the Belgian forest, Eurovillage – a former holiday resort – has been converted in 2011 in a reception center for asylum seekers. Isolated in this remote place for an unspecified period of time, the residents are waiting for a stressful answer: will they be allowed to stay in Belgium or not? How do they live through this long and strange “journey”, disconnected from real life, suspended between their past and an uncertain future?
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The winners of the Doc Section of the Milan Human Rights Festival 2018

For the third edition of Human Rights Festival we presented 8 documentaries selected by the president of SLDFF, Lucia Gotti Venturato and by the artistic directors Chiara Andrich and Andrea Mura, young but already successful filmmakers, graduated at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Palermo.

JURY AWARD winner

Invisible Frontier, by Nicolás Richat & Nico Muzi (Belgium, Argentina, 2016, 28')

MOTIVATION For the complexity of the environmental, political and social topic that includes climate change and human rights, explored through effective scientific documentation and made cinematically with a taste of informative impact without neglecting emotion.

Special Mention RESET - HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

La Terre Abandonnée by Gilles Laurent (Belgium, 2016, 73')

LA TERRE ABANDONNÉE de Gilles Laurent - Bande-Annonce ST Fr/Nl - CVB AUTEUR from CVB on Vimeo.

MOTIVATION For the way the director described the transformation of Japan, one of the most organized and technologically advanced countries, facing the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The silence, the suspense and the invisibility take the viewer into a seemingly normal dimension, which is interrupted only by a multitude of black big bags containing radioactive dirt that… will they ever find a place?
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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
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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.
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Sole Luna and The Instituto Cervantes of Palermo

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Film showcase "Roots and wings" by Sole Luna Doc Film Festival.

The ability to have aspirations is the hallmark of human beings, always hanging between "roots" and "wings". Daily stories of young people from different corners of the world to tell the present and build a future. Free entrance Wednesday February 21st Instituto Cervantes Palermo, h 19:00 Ex Church of Santa Eulalia dei Catalani. Via Argenteria Nuova 33 Saelkuxlejal_still2SAEL KUXLEJAL / EN BÚSQUEDA DE LA LIBERTAD* Direction: Maricela Isabel Culej Vázquez Photography: Clerecia Arcos López Editing: Maricela Isabel Culej Vázquez, Clerecia Arcos López, Madely Trujillo Production: Maricela Isabel Culej Vázquez Messico, 2013, 11’, o.v. with italian subtitles. All over Mexico, thousands of young people from indigenous or rural backgrounds have to live far from their family in order to study. Fernando Gómez Pérez is a young 19 years old who lives in San Cristóbal de La Casas, far from his parents. Lacking their support and presence, Fernando takes refuge in the world of skateboarding, searching for a family among his friends. Eventually drugs and other problems lead him to religion. Nevertheless, Fernando continues seeking a family. el comienzoSLIKEBAL / EL COMIENZO* Direction: Bernardino López Photography: Amelia Hernández, Ambrociana Pablo Editing: Bernardino López, Madely Trujillo Produzione: Cristina Vázquez Messico, 2014, 20’, Tstsil and Spanish with Italian subtitles Víctor, a 12 years old child, works through his own choice as a shoeshine boy in the central square of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, to pay for his education and support his family; he also helps by working in the field. Whilst child labor is approved of and even celebrated in rural zones – children are taught to work from a young age in the city – it is not acceptable and is disapproved of by some sectors. Víctor is in the middle of this cultural conflict: his mother, a young indigenous woman, has taught her children to become igualitarian, independent and responsible individuals. * Ambulante Más Allá (Ambulante Beyond) is a documentary production project which seeks to train new directors coming from various corners of Mexico and Central America who have limited access to the tools necessary to share their stories with the general public. Ambulante Más Allá seeks to encourage independent film production that allows marginalized communities to reclaim and strengthen their identity, defend their rights, break stereotypes, and transform negative social assumptions. Ldelibertad_webL DE LIBERTAD Direction: Javier Hernandez & Marc Guanyabens Photography: Marc Guanyabens Editing: Marc Guanyabens Production: De Los Pies A La Cabeza Spain, 2016, 11’, o.v. with english and italian subtitles. L de Libertad narrates the history of Javier Hernández, a young Aragonese boy born without arms, who wants to acquire a driving license with his toes. Sacrifice and perseverance, these are the “weapons” of our hero, who, during a hole month, fights against himself and against any social stigma to reach his goal. Wednesday February 28th Instituto Cervantes Palermo, h. 19:00 Ex Church of Santa Eulalia dei Catalani. Via Argenteria Nuova 33 yapaYARAPA A SCHOOL OF ART INTO THE RAIN FOREST OF PERU Direction: Frank Provvedi Photography: Henry Victor Rodriguez Editing: Henry Victor Rodriguez Production: Flex Prod. & La Perle Noire France/Barbados, 2009,52’ Spanish with Italian subtitles Yarapa is about a School of art called “NYI”, created in 2004 by Agustin Guzman president of the NGO Communidad Tawantinsuyu. The vision of Agustin, shaman, was to use painting, sculpture, and theatre as a therapy to help the youth of the Cocama Indians community living at the Heart of the Amazonian Forest. Indeed kids and teenagers there are facing an identity crisis. They have freedom to choose between their ancestral culture made of agriculture, fishing the spirits of the forest and the modern world represented by the exodus to the city, Lima. This project is universal and could take place in the United States, in a big city, a rich neighbourhood or a ghetto, it could occur anywhere in Europe or in Africa. But this is happening in a remote village called Puerto Miguel nearby the Yarapa river in Perù. Will Agustin’s concept have a sustainable impact? Is Art another way to educate the next generations? Shall we give greater importance to Art in the schooling to face the new challenges of globalization? Wednesday March 7th Instituto Cervantes Palermo, h. 19:00 Ex Church of Santa Eulalia dei Catalani. Via Argenteria Nuova 33 sashaSASHA Direction: Fèlix Colomer Photography: Pep Bosch Editing: Guiu Vallvé Production: ESCAC FILMS, S.L.U Spain, 2016, 54’, o.v. with english and italian subtitles. Sasha is an eight-year-old boy who lives in Ukraine with his mum and five siblings. Their everyday life is involved in misery, poverty and even further complicated by the current war in the country. Sasha leaves Ukraine in order to live during a summer with a Catalan’ family in Catalunya. What he will find out, who he will meet, how he will be affected and how he will live are questions that will arise all throughout the film.
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#elgoogo project – Sasha

cartell sasha bo Synopsis: Sasha is an 8-year-old boy who lives in Ukraine with his mother and five more siblings. They survive in misery and squalor, in an environment made even harder due to the armed conflict with Russia. Sasha flees this situation and arrives in Catalonia to live with a local family. What he will find out, who he will meet, how he will be affected and how he will live are questions that will arise all throughout the film. Trailer Food for thought... The documentary is very well done and one which contradicts my predictions from the very first few scenes. We see that despite Sasha's current living situation, he seems immune to his poverty stricken environment. It seems that this environment does not affect the serenity of Sasha and the unity of the family. We see him playing by the river with his brothers and enjoying their adventures, which include climbing trees and trying to put a living snake in a plastic bottle. In short Sasha laughs and lives life like a child of his age should. However, when he goes to live with his host family in Catalonia, we hear glimpses of his violent life at home and some of the hardships he faces. We see how his life in Ukraine and his life in Catalonia contradict each other: in Catalonia Sasha can probably have a good life and future, in Ukraine, on the contrary, his life and future could not easy. As always, don't forget so share this documentary with your friends and family. Let's unite and #establishties.
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One month after the Honorary Citizen Award of Palermo on Lucia Gotti Venturato

One month after the Honorary Citizen Award of Palermo on Lucia Gotti Venturato, we are glad to share the motivations expressed by Mayor Leoluca Orlando. "To be the founder and president of the association Sole Luna - Un ponte tra culture whose aim is supporting the encounter between different roots, through the promotion of cultural initiatives such as thematic showcases, congresses and capacity buildings for young people. To have given life to Sole Luna Doc Film Festival in Palermo, an event designed to supporting documentary and film productions that give voice to stories of individuals, personalities and communities related to problematic situations such as marginality and poverty, and in contexts of crisis where fundamental and inalienable human rights are not respected. To represent, through the productions promoted by the Sun Luna Doc Film Festival, the fragility and intimacy of man, the everydayness of distant and unknown lives that, seemingly poor, are in fact dense with a profound existential meaning, representing a sensitive cultural and human enrichment for the viewer and the evolution of his concept of reality. To have fostered and given opportunities of growth and diffusion, to independent artistic expressions, which become a tool for the knowledge of other culture, stimulating new ideas of reflection, supporting the encounter of people, ideas and different points of view, transmitting the positive principles of acceptance, trust and hope of dialogue and communion among peoples. The Mayor, expressing esteem and admiration for the intellectual work aimed at the dialogue between what is different, promoting the knowledge of the other, and spreading a culture of hospitality, peace and respect for human rights, shared and promoted by this City, decides to award Lucia Gotti Venturato with the honorary citizenship of the City of Palermo". "Thinking of my citizenship," said Lucia Gotti Venturato during the ceremony, "I can not forget all those individuals, men and women, children and girls, young people and adults who are still waiting to gain a status that should not be considered a privilege. Palermo and Sole Luna have given me the opportunity to deal with this topic by in its most intrinsic essence and have taught me the deep meaning of welcome, inclusion, human rights and that they should be respected without apply for them, but they should be a right, precisely, for the very fact that everyone is part of an ecumene, in its sense of home where everyone can live. " The mayor then concluded, "This celebration is just a formality, because Lucia was already Palermitana (From Palermo)!" Short video
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#elogoogo project – Fellowship studio Sole Luna – Google: here is the chosen candidate

After having examined more than 70 cv and having done so many interviews with very interesting guys and girls from all over the world, the association Sole Luna, Un ponte tra le culture and Google chose the winner of this fellowship. It was not an easy choice because all the candidates were motivated, enthusiastic and ready to go to Rome wherever they are (also from the other side of the world) to take part in this adventure that will seek a new strategy to counteract the hate speech. The selected candidate is Rose Kumari Suman, a young Indian girl who currently resides in the UK who has studied law at Hertfordshire University, deepening digital marketing studies, leadership and management communication strategies in Singapore. A simple, positive, smart and enthusiastic of project girl with a legal and digital background that is well linked to a policy fellowship. We Wish Rose every success in her work and Enjoy yourself!
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