Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, has involved schools with thematic showcases for five years, with educational offers such as school-work alternation. It has also involved many university students with internships and traineeships. We therefore particularly care about the five screenings of the EDU section, chosen by Sole Luna Doc Film Festival for the Human Rights Festival, dedicated to the thousands high school students who will attend the matinée of the festival in Milan.

In the name of our duty, being adults, we have chosen for the students strong stories told by great directors.


Bring the sun home
Direction, photography e editing: Chiara Andrich, Giovanni Pellegrini;
Producer: Sole Luna – Un ponte tra le culture con il sostegno di Enel GP;
Executive Producer: Lucia Gotti Venturato;
Colore, 68’, HD 16:9, Stereo Italia, 2013
The documentary follows Maura and Rosa, from their village without electricity in El Salvador to India, to learn how to make solar panels. Is it a mission impossible for these two illiterate women who don’t speak english and have never left their village before? At the same time in Peru, Jeny and Paula, who have just returned from India, show that the impossible becomes possible, as they travel from village to village and bring the sun home.

destination de dieu
Director Andrea Gadaleta Caldarola
Photography Andrea Gadaleta Caldarola
Editing Andrea Gadaleta Caldarola
Producer Andrea Gadaleta Caldarola
Italia, 2014, 60’, o.v. with italian and english subtitles
The Ghetto, a shanty town exclusive inhabited by Africans, is locates near Rignano Garganico, among the
fields of Capitanata. Some inhabitants have decided to tell their stories and partecipatee in the production of
an audiovisual document: “Destination de Dieu”.

God save the green
Direction Michele Mellara, Alessandro Rossi
Potography Michele Mellara, Marco Mensa
Editing Marco Duretti
Producer Mammut Film
Italia 2012, 72’, italian, german, english, arabic, portuguese with english and italian subtitles.
In the last few years, everywhere in the world, individuals and small groups of people have started to
cultivate vegetables in their own gardens, in their allotments, in their balconies, in their terraces and in
neglected places of their cities. They do that, because they want fresh and healthy food, they want to
change their way of life, the place where they live and the urban environment. “God save the green” tells
the stories of people who are regaining a sense of community through gardening and, at the same time,
they are changing their lives and the places they live in. The stories take place in the peripheries of large
and medium-sized cities in the Northern and Southern hemispheres: Turin, Bologna, Nairobi, Casablanca,
Berlin, Teresina. A documentary film that escapes the logic of the complaint and of the denunciation and
that highlights the people intelligent and vital “know how”.

Director Craig Leeson
Photography Michael Pitts
Editing Mindy Elliott
Producer Adam Leipzig, Jo Ruxton
Documentary, Usa 2017, 102’
A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

Direction Fisher Stevens
Producer Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens Trevor Davidoski Jennifer
Davisson Brett Ratner James Packer
Executive Producer Producer Martin Scorsese
Editing Geoffrey Richman, A.C.E Ben Sozanski Abhay Sofsky Brett Banks
Photography Antonio Rossi
2016, 96’
Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.

Review edited by Sole Luna Doc Film Festival
President, Lucia Gotti Venturato
Artistic Direction, Chiara Andrich and Andrea Mura
Scientific Direction, Gabriella D’Agostino
Executive Direction, Monica Cosenza
Translation and Subtitles, Stefania Lo Sardo, Chiara Maniscalco, Laura
Communication, Cinzia Costa
Press Office, Laboratorio delle Parole di Francesca Rossini