Programme 8 July Palermo – Sole Luna Doc Film Festival

19.00 Creare legami | Establish ties
Palermo capitale dei giovani 2017. Un bilancio in prospettiva
Incontro con | Meeting with Rete Pa Working, ARCI Palermo, Orto Capovolto,
PUSH, PYC&Giosef

21.00 Concorso | Competition
Brother Jakob, Eli Roland Sachs
Germania, 2016, 92’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. English and Italian subtitles

Jakob had his epiphany in the Moroccan mountains where he came across an English language edition of the Quran and converted to Islam. That day changed his relationship with his family, relatives and friends fundamentally. Especially the one with his brother, the director of this very personal film about an alienation. For two years he followed Jakob’s development as the latter quickly radicalised himself and considers himself a Salafist. His attitude became doctrinaire. Believing meant not doubting.

Brother Jakob trailer from Taskovski Films on Vimeo.

See you in Chechnya, Alexander Kvatashidze
Georgia, 2016, 69’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. English and Italian subtitles

An accidental meeting with a foreign war photographer takes Alex to war in Chechnya. After experiencing it, he realizes he also wants to become a war photographer however, he doesn’t succeed.
It will take Alex 15 years to track the stories of people, who throw themselves into the frontline, and to understand their true motivations, and to see what war does to them. It will take Alex 15 years to rethink his intention and to realize that he has found his place somewhere else, while turning his back to war.

SYIC_Trailer_2016 from Kinoport Film on Vimeo.

21.00 Art in doc
Tobia Scarpa. L’anima segreta delle cose, Elia Romanelli
Italia, 2015, 30’
Regista in sala | Meet the author

This documentary is based on a series of meetings with Tobia Scarpa; morning meetings, afternoon meetings, having a tea but with two cameras, a tripod and a bit of light. Five meetings in three years. Daily activities: reading, driving, making a paper airplane. Then, from the routine to the extraordinary: to be present at the genesis of objects, to see the process that, starting from a few words and a few pencil sketches on a sheet, leads to something that is unprecedented, something that will enter the world of concrete and touchable things.

Concorso | Competition
Alain Daniélou. La via del labirinto, Riccardo Biadene
Svizzera – Italia, 2017, 58’, v.o sott. in italiano | o.v. Italian subtitles

The extraordinary life of man who brought India to the West. An adventurous musical journey starting from Brittany, passing through India (Shantiniketan, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Konarak, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Pondicherry),
Berlin, Venice and Rome, following the story of the French-born Alain Daniélou, indologist and musicologist who mainly lived in India between the 30’s and the 60’s. In 1963, been back to Europe, he founds and directs the Berlin International Institute for Comparative Studies and Documentation, carrying on the recordings for the UNESCO collection.


L’Eau sacrée, Olivier Jourdain
Belgio, 2016, 55’, v.o. sott. in inglese e italiano | o.v. Italian and English subtitles

L’Eau Sacrée is a respectful ode to female pleasure in Rwanda, with a sense of humor and no trace of embarrassment. Guided by Vestine, an extravagant star of radio nights, the film discovers Rwandan sexuality in search of the water that gushes out the female body and reveals with humor and spontaneity the mystery of female ejaculation. The documentary confronts the western viewer with its own intimacy and immerses you into a modern Rwanda rediscovering its heritage in the most secret way: female pleasure.

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