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