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′)
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′)
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?