Programme 4 July 2017 Palermo | Sole Luna Doc Film Festival

Sole Luna Doc Film Festival
3-9 luglio /July 2017
Santa Maria dello Spasimo Palermo
Ingresso gratuito/free entrance

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Martedì 4 luglio | Tuesday July 4th

19.00 Creare legami | Establish ties
Photo-maraton 2016. Visioni (di)visioni
Presentazione del progetto | Presentation of the project

21.00 Concorso | Competition
Blaxploitalian 100 years of blackness in Italian cinema, Fred Kuwornu
USA, 2016, 60’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. English and Italian subtitles

BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema is a documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers never heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. With modern day interviews and archival footage, the documentary discloses the personal struggles and triumphs that classic Afro-Italian, African-American and Afro-descendant actors faced in the Italian film industry, while mirroring their struggles with those of contemporary actors who are working diligently to find respectable, significant, and non-stereotypical roles, but are often unable to do so.

TRAILER BLAXPLOITALIAN from Do The Rigth Films Entertainment on Vimeo.

Prison sisters, Nima Sarvestani
Svezia 2016, 90’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. English and Italian subtitles

Prison Sisters takes us through the journey of two young women who have been released from prison in Afghanistan. Sara’s uncle has planned to kill her in an attempt to save his honour in their small village. Fearing for her life Sara escapes to Sweden, but Najibeh stays behind. While Sara struggles with her newfound freedom, her former prison-mate Najibeh disappears and soon Sara hears that she was stoned to death. Sara and the filmmaker want to find out the truth, only to encounter a maze of half- truths on the streets of Afghanistan. We follow the two main characters, revealing what happened to them – each with an exceptional fate depicting the horrific reality for women in Afghanistan.

Prison Sisters trailer 90 sec from Nima Film on Vimeo.

21.00 Art in doc
Anima Pietra – Sulle orme di Sarino Santamaria, Ivana Stroscio, Mattia
Trupia, Costanza La Bruna, Francesca La Bianca, Federica Bannò
Italia 2016, 15’, italiano | Italian
Registi in sala | Meet the authors

Favignana is a butterfly-shaped island characterized by a wing grooved with caves, sinkholes and quarries that have the solemn and metaphysical aspect of ancient sanctuaries. From these quarries people have extracted the tuff blocks for centuries, blocks from which Rosario Santamaria, “U Zu ‘Sarino” as everyone still calls him on the island, elaborated his sculptures. Through the memories of the inhabitants of Favignana, Anima Pietra retraces the steps of this man, “fantastic sovereign” who dominated the island with his heads and his bizarre personality. The documentary was born from A.P.Q. – Young Creators of themselves and the territory (CreAZIONI giovani) of the Regione Siciliana – Line 1 “Young Talents”, with the project “Sicily Outsider – artistic paths in the invisible”.


Concorso | Competition
L de libertad, Javier Hernandez & Marc Guanyabens
Spagna, 2016, 11’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. English and Italian subtitles

In collaborazione con / In collaboration with Istituto Cervantes Palermo

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.


Il segreto delle calze, Nicola Contini
Italia, 2016, 52’, v.o sott. in inglese | o.v. English subtitles
Regista in sala | Meet the author

Between Emilia street and Pechino. Emilia and Angiolo, small business entrepreneurs from Tuscany who, after their company producing women’s stockings went bankrupt, emigrated from the small industrial district of Empoli
in Italy, to Yiwu, in the People’s Republic of China. Thanks to their knowledge of craftsmanship, from a small Italian district, they catapulted themselves into the new Chinese reality at 65 years old becoming protagonists
of the world’s most booming economy. After 10 years spent in China, they have another challenge to face: find the courage to come back home.


P.E. Class, Jabar Salehi
Iran, 2015, 15’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. English and Italian subtitles

Exercise is not possible for kids in rural areas. The village is surrounded by mines. In one of the border villages of Kurdistan in Iran, after the Iran-Iraq war, the village school has become a military base. The students of the school do not have a place to play football because all around there are mines.


Kolwezi on air, Idriss Gabel
Belgio, 2016, 70’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. English and Italian subtitles

Under the continual fire of RTMA’s cameras – the largest local television in Kolwezi – Congolese society, avid of its own image, discloses itself, unvarnished and shameless. We follow these journalists, motivated by the desire to inform at all costs. They overcome with courage situations sometimes perilous, sometimes funny and often sad. Their recent and rapid adaptation to TV raises universal questions of independency from sponsors, of ethics facing sensationalism, and of die-hard investigative drive.

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