Lista e sinossi dei film selezionati edizione 2018 – List and Synopsy of selected films 2018 edition

Film Selezionati 2018 – Selected Movies 2018

Icky by Parastoo Cardgar – Iran – animation – 06’
sinossi: In the world of people with Rubik’s cube head, there is a kid who is different from the others…

Where do We go by Reza Majlesi – Iran – docu – 18’
sinossi: Documentary film “ where we do go “is a warning film about waste problems and environmental consequences resulting from it .

The windows are opened enough distances by Mehdi Bagheri – fiction – Iran – 04’
sinossi: This movie viewers on a journey with a different look come to life and nature

Iron Dream by Yaser Talebi – Iran – docu_storico – 30‘
sìnossi: A revolution was launched after Reza Shah inaugurated the North-South Railway in 1938. Construction of the Iran’s countrywide not only changed the Middle East but it also changed the whole world. This Railway was famous as the “bridge of victory” by the allied forces.

Hero JOURNALiST by Sami Sabah – Iraq- docu – 13‘
(MOHAMAD UMAR MUSAUI) is an academic and independent Kurdish journalist. He took a part of covering the news from the very beginning of the war against ISIS in the war zones until the City of Mosul retaking and confronted difficulties while he was there.

Buddha of Bamian by Leila Samari, Maryam Sehhat – Iran – animation – 02‘
sinossi: some people try to destroy Buddha of bamian but the Buddha started to laugh at them. they destroyed the Buddha but they could not hide the truth.

Blows With The Wind by Hazhir As’adi – Iran – animation – 07‘
sinossi: After occurring some events for the scarecrow, scarecrow becomes human.

Memola ¿por Qué Son Importantes Los Sistemas Históricos De Regadío? by Alberto Martinez Arpa –
Spanish – animation – 02′
sinossi: Traditional irrigation systems are an example of how human beings have changed and adapted to their natural environment. Their operation is linked to the complex local ecological knowledge of the populations that have traditionally maintained them. This knowledge is related to plants and animals, soil, surface water and groundwater.Water management is shared, which has obliged

Monstruos en el refri – monsters in the fridge by Laura Torres – Mexico – animation – 07′
sinossi: A young, hardworking man who lives alone in his apartment, buys delicious nutritious food at the supermarket. As he has a busy life he doesn’t have enough time to cook. Because of this, monsters suddenly appear instead the food inside the fridge. A very common event in his life, will change the way this young boy uses to eat.

L’aritmetica del lupo – The arithmetic of the wolf di Alessandro Ingaria –
Italia – docu – 39′
sinossi: Un lupo ha sempre il segno meno addosso, un segno meno alla sesta potenza. Le greggi sono solo l’avanguardia, ma le manovre del lupo sono su nel bosco.In realtà è noi che vuole, la nostra coscienza. Non è una favola. Non ha morale. È l’aritmetica di un animale.

Black by Sara Taigher – Italia – animation – 15’ – @
sinossi:Black racconta la storia di Matteo, un giovane produttore di musica elettronica che si rende conto di non poter più suonare a causa di un lungo blackout. Mentre la città si adatta rapidamente alla nuova situazione, Matteo riesce in qualche modo a superare la sua solitudine grazie alla vicina Greta, una scrittrice che lo fa riscoprire il piacere delle cose semplici.

Colonos de la Flor by Florencia Bohtlingk – Argentina – docu – 57’ – @
sinossi: Ritratto di un piccolo villaggio di agricoltura e allevamento nella giungla di Misiones, in Argentina. Testimonianze dell’arrivo al posto con poco o quasi nulla, sono mescolati con storie affettive e compiti quotidiani della fornitura di cibo. La Flor Settlers è un documentario pittorico e umano sul sentimento di appartenenza e la lotta per la terra.

Cranberry Lake by Zoya Baker – Stati Uniti – docu – 17’ – @
sinossi: Gli studenti di ecologia forestale ci guidano attraverso un’esperienza di apprendimento immersiva in una remota stazione di ricerca negli Adirondacks. CRANBERRY LAKE cattura le prime scintille dei biologi di campo in erba e l’importanza dei siti di educazione ambientale come la stazione biologica del lago Cranberry per lo sviluppo della prossima generazione di leader ambientali.

Human Energy by Adam Dzienis – United Kingdom – docu – 69’ – @
sinossi:La prima storia del movimento cooperativo fonte rinnovabile di energia di 12 paesi in Europa. Tra di noi, ci sono persone che stanno combattendo con le grandi aziende in un modo diverso. Spostandosi nel business dell’energia, stanno cercando di fermare i cambiamenti climatici e di prendersi cura degli interessi locali.

L’oro del sud – Southern Gold by Valerio Filardo – Italia – docu – 23’ – @
sinossi:Quali sono le piaghe del sud? Abbiamo la mafia, gli incendi, il traffico… E i posteggiatori abusivi? Un ‘mockumentary’ girato a Palermo cerca di analizzare la questione raccontando l’incontro tra il film-maker Dario e il posteggiatore Matteo.

Izmulen N Igraren – Icons from Igraren by Osama RAI – Algeria – docu – 39’ – @
sinossi:Gli ultimi uomini che lottano per preservare la loro eredità indigena della comunità indigena berbera nella regione algerina del Sahara di Mzab Valley.

The Panguna Syndrome by Olivier Pollet & Alexandre Berman –
France – Papua New Guinea – docu – 52’ – @
sinossi:On the island of Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, the revolt continues. The Bougainville Crisis, a war waged by colonial powers to crush the indigenous resistance and protect their interests in the giant mine of Panguna may only be the tip of the iceberg. 20,000 lives were lost. The spirits of the land have been violated. And if the Bougainvilleans have come out, against all odds, victorious of the physical war, they now have to face a psychological one. The referendum on Independence planned in 2019 is inching closer. Whose future will be written and whose voices will count? In the North, the government is attempting the resuscitate Panguna. In the Centre, around the mine site, many are attempting to imagine an alternative reality, a new articulation of modernity inclusive of their traditional cultures and identity. They are leading a battle to break free mentally and physically from oppressive structures they have been subjected to for over two hundred years. After the physical fight comes the time of the spiritual one, calling for the (re)conquest of the self.

B’Dul by Laura Zuallaert, Jo Ackermans – Belgio – docu -26’ – @
sinossi: “In 1978, Marguerite van Geldermalsen arrived as a tourist in Petra and she would never leave. On the site she gets to know Mohammad Abdallah, a Bedouin souvenir salesman , to whom she gets married shortly afterwards. Together they build a home in a 2,000 year old cave, together they had three children, and she became the nurse of the community who lived on the site.
Through the story of Marguerite, we gain insight into a fundamental change of life on the site of Petra where until recently several Bedouin tribes have lived amid the ruins of the civilizations that inhabited Petra for centuries. Since the tourist activities grew spectacularly since the ’80s, the Bedouin were removed from the site and they were allocated to a place in a new settlement Umm Sayhoun (° 1985), near Petra. The Bedouin who have always been living as nomadic people in this region, were now forced to adopt a sedentary lifestyle. This is a way of life that conflicts with their second nature and therefore does not go as easy as planned. This story proves that heritage is about more than bricks and dust. The human being that inhabits this heritage is closely intertwined with it, and thus deserves as much attention and care.”

Real food for real people by Laura Zuallaert – Belgio – docu – 22’ – @
sinossi: “In Copenhagen they succeeded in four years time to serve more than 90% organic meals for 900 government institutions. Even with the same budget as for the ‘industrial, pre-packaged meals’ for prisons, schools retirements homes, city services, etc.
Through waste reduction and custom menus 90.000 healthy, seasonal local meals are daily served. The driving force behind this shift is MADHUS, the Copenhagen House of Food, which has not only upgraded the food but also the working in the kitchen. Through cooking courses, chefs gain respect again. The innovation lies in the cooking classes in schools and the awareness of healthy food that is being taught to the children. In this way a whole generation is getting self-conscious of the importance of fresh, healthy food.”

Bitter-Grapes—Slavery-in-the-vineyards by Tom Heinemann – Danimarca – docu– 57’- @
sinossi: “22 years after Apartheid regime’s fall, this is still the reality in many of South Africa’s vineyards.In just ten years, imports of South African wine to Denmark increased by more than 78%. In Sweden South African wine is the number top three seller:
“For me personally, it seems as if modern day slavery is practised on many farms, and the farmworker is almost viewed as “”the property”” of the employer”.
The statement comes from the wine industry itself, and is part of the documentary exposing how consumers are duped by different labelling systems that would otherwise guarantee decent working conditions for people and the protection of the environment.Pesticides used without protection and in violation of the laws of South Africa. Daily wages as low as € 3,5 for 9-12 hours of work is not un-common. Unions that are denied access to their members, while the workers houses are falling apart.

Whose-city by Hans Christian Post – Danimarca – docu – 53’- @
sinossi:”Whose city? is a film about the transformation of Berlin from the somewhat run-down and neglected, but highly dynamic and flexible city of the 1990s to today’s ever-more chic and exclusive city. Many documentaries have in recent years been made on this issue, but where most of these follow the money and dissect the power relations of today’s urban planning, Whose city? moves back in time to the almost forgotten, but defining architectural disputes of the 1990s. With the fall of the Wall and the rest of the Eastern Bloc in 1989/1990, leading politicians and urban planners in Berlin became obsessed with aesthetic and national concerns, and this helped pave the way for the ongoing neoliberal take-over of the city, since the fundamental question was no longer asked: Who are we building for? The film represents a meditative journey through Berlin, from the West to the East, and from the male-dominated conservative urban planning of the early 1990s to the more open-minded urban planning of today. Finally, the film constitutes a journey into the complexity and richness of urban planning. The arguments and viewpoints that have characterized the planning disputes since the early 1990s are listed one after the other, thereby gradually revealing the things that should be considered, if we are to have a city for all.
The film ends in a happy mode, but the question remains, if Berlin will overcome the old and new divisions and become a city for all.”

iRony by Radheya Jegatheva – Australia – animazione – 08’- @
Sinossi: “A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone. Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem ‘Seven Billion’ written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award.

Life On Mars by Oliver Eklund – Australia – animazione – 07’- @
Sinossi: Making Mars liveable is harder than anyone thought.

The Reindeer belong to the Wind by Paivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen – Finlandia – docu – 39’- @
Sinossi: The Reindeer belong to the Wind Sami actress Anni-Kristiina Juuso (Kukushka 2002, Russia) takes viewers to her local sami community. These people have long kept silent but decide now to open up and let the world know what threatens traditional sami reindeer herding. Threats are related to mining, fencing, tourism and land use. This documentary gives a voice to people rarely heard in Finnish cultural and political life.

Balance by Gabor Ulric – Ungheria – animazione – 05’- @
Synopsis: The world is a pillar, the human creature stands on it’s palm-sized top. This balance is sensitive – our roads are filled with beautiful series of failures and handholds. But by these life-struggles swing, they give more clear answers to our great questions. Where will we find moral soundness, where will we reach true values? Will we find meaning in the eternal cycle?

IN Corp by Marcell Andristyak – Ungheria – animazione – 08’- @
Sinossi: The subject of IN Corp. is the modification of the human body and mind. It is addressing this subject through promotional movies for fictional organ and body accessories approaching the utopian human condition of transhumanism in a quasi-scientific manner. The advertised products aim to (re)establish a physiological, individual and inter-personal harmony by reinterpreting our lost abilities.

The Macaw Project – Biologists, Ecotourists and Local Communities for the Amazonian Rainforest by Cinzia Garai e Balazs Tisza – Ungheria – docu – 27’- @
Sinossi: The subject of IN Corp. is the modification of the human body and mind. It is addressing this subject through promotional movies for fictional organ and body accessories approaching the utopian human condition of transhumanism in a quasi-scientific manner. The advertised products aim to (re)establish a physiological, individual and inter-personal harmony by reinterpreting our lost abilities.

I am Content by Sayed Mohammad Mohseni – Afghanistan – fiction – 02’ – @
Sinossi: This film is about a young refuge from Afghanistan who live in Iran, his name is Reza, that mean “content” in English. As he paralyzed, his life would be so difficult but Reza knows how to fight with the circumstances to be alive, also he is content.

ETHNOPHOBIA by Joan Zhonga – Albania – animation -14’ – @
Sinossi: “The different skin colours of the multicoloured creatures cause their peaceful coexistence to gradually collapse under the weight of discrimination and jealousy – despite the fact that their similarities far outweigh their differences. Survival, clash and symbiosis go side by side; all accompanied by bursts of joy and pain as a result of man’s internal need to find and exaggerate differences when similarities are obviously greater.”

Mudo Veloz by Willy Burrut – Argentina – docu – 27’ – @
Documentary The dumb fast, officially registered as Carlos Vittaz a Nicoleño whose philosophy of life has led him to live in the mountains, while in the city develops one of his passions: the radio. An intimate look at the life of this beloved character look.

Waorani by Luciano Nacci, Florencia Velozo, Edgar Acuña – Argentina – docu – 09’ – @
The documentary Waorani shows the customs of an Ecuadorian tribe, which is losing its traditions due to the arrival of modern society.

What do we do? by Efrain Garcia – Argentina – fiction – 03’ – @
What do we do? when we throw a piece of paper on the street knowing that close there is a trash can. What do we do? when we get dirty a park and do not think our children play there too. Who will show us that another way is possible?

Quite Different Life by Siarhei Isakov – Belarus – docu – 41’ – @
This film has no narration. Three women tell us about the tragedy they faced at the moment in their lives when it seemed that everything was going so well. They tell us their stories genuinely, without tears or even intense emotions as we might have expected. This film is a story of their lives, lives that were upended without notice and transformed their world into the one of hopelessness and pain. Amidst this chaos, facing uncertain future these women seek and find support, and even a possibility to change their own lives and those of others. The three heroines of the film are organizing an exhibit to benefit the patients of the women’s cancer centre: to raise funds and help those whose life is at stake in the battle with cancer. In the end they achieve unexpected results beyond the concrete goals of their fundraiser. We see in the film how the significance of the connection the characters build with one another, with other patients and people from the outside world, who are exposed to life beyond the invisible line that separates the cancer patients from the routines of everyday life. And when the viewer witnesses this, the film offers no unnecessary explanations and cliche expressions of sympathy. The camera just records the faces and silence of those visits the exhibit. In their monologues the women neither complain nor express regret. They are young and beautiful, they laugh and joke, even though it feels like there is an invisible shadow cast on each of them. It seems like life goes on: one of them makes a career change, becomes a highly successful environment specialist; the other stays as a nurse in the oncology centre; the third one, a mother of two, also seems to be doing well. However, miracles do not occur. We see the third woman, smiling shyly, for the last time in our film, as we are faced with the impossibility of her smile being her farewell to the world. This film is about strength and beauty of ordinary people as they face extraordinary challenges in their lives without losing the sight of their humanity, and without abandoning hope and faith.

The Three Sisters Community Garden by Zach Greenleaf – Canada – docufic – 05’
Zachary Greenleaf, a young Mi’gmaq from Gesgapegiag, tries to reintroduce the «three sisters» (the traditional white corn, squash and beans used in Native gardens) in his community with the help of others youngs.

Un Pont entre Deux Mondes – A Bridge Between Two Worlds by Pascal Gélinas – Canada – docu – 51’
A Bridge Between Two Worlds relates how Muslim and Catholic farmers, on the Island of Flores, Indonesia, overcome poverty and enhance their environment with the support of North American and European families. This astonishing chain of solidarity was initiated by Gilles Raymond, a Canadian volunteer from Québec who has forged deep bonds in Flores over the past 15 years. This is the beginning of a worldwide family, which distance cannot affect, a story that is punctuated by hard work, children’s smiles and ancestor worship. This engaging adventure builds a living bridge between our two hemispheres, at a time when foreign aid is too often being questioned.

Živjeti ploviti – To live, to sail by Lana Šarić – Croatia – docu – 40’ – @
“This documentary movie about Mediterranean is narrated through life stories of three characters. Ane is a cook from island of Mljet, Croatia, Pavel is a skipper from Italy and Yiannis is a Greek fisherman. All of them are passionate about sea and life on its coasts. In summer, small places where they live offer many life and job opportunities, while winter imposes them some specific life choices. Yet, love for the sea keeps them on its coasts even when it is not easy to survive there. A leitmotif of this story is a novel “Besa”, written by famous Croatian sailor and writer Joža Horvat.”

The Box by Mohamed Gowily – Egypt – fiction – 09’ – @
“A short film about the loss of innocence and growing up inside THE BOX. ”

FUKUSHIMA : The silent voices by Chiho SATO, Lucas RUE – France – docu – 58’ – @
My name is Chiho SATO, I live in France since 2010. I was born and raised in FUKUSHIMA. My whole family lives only 60 km away from FUKUSHIMA DAI-ICHI nuclear plant in an area called : The Volu Evacuation Zone. More than four years after the disaster, the invisible radioactivity is still omnipresent, but gradually vanishing from the locals ‘s mind. Unlike the apocalyptic and anxiety-provoking images often shown in Europe, I’d like to make an intimate docuwith genuine stories coming from the people who live in one of the most radioactive places on earth.
My aim is to reignite a debate regarding Fukushima’s situation including the voices of the locals.

Waterbackpack Paul by Miriam Steen – Germany – docu – 07’ – @
The world is a paradise but sometimes catastrophies break in. Tsunamis, earthquakes – fatal polluted water after environmental desasters is a huge danger for people’s life. A research from Cotonou to Kassel how people find solutions like a professor and his students who invent a tiny but ingenius bag to clean water without chemicals and electricity.

Arsenic – The creeping killer by Andreas Ewels, Norbert Porta – Germany – docu – 07’ – @
Safe drinking water is essential to humans and other lifeforms. Access to safe drinking water has improved over the last decades in almost every part of the world, but approximately one billion people still lack access to safe water and over 2.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. In many countries it is poisoned. Arsenic is one of the most underestimated problems on this planet. Alone in Bangladesh, up to 40,000 people die of this poison from nature every year. But the government does not care and international organizations are often helpless. The poison can not be seen or tasted – this makes it dangerous. But also in Europe, it is a problem not only in drinking water. Also, rice products from Asia bring it to Europe. Arsenic is a global killer.
Approximately 20 years after initially coming to international attention, an estimated 20 million people in Bangladesh – mostly rural poor – still drink water contaminated over the national standard. The Bangladesh’s health system largely ignores the impact of exposure to arsenic on people’s health. An estimated 40,000 people die each year from arsenic-related illness in Bangladesh, according to one study. The government identifies people with arsenic-related illnesses primarily via skin lesions, although the vast majority of those with arsenic-related illnesses don’t develop them. Those exposed are at significant risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and lung disease as a result, but many receive no health care at all.
The German scientist Andreas Kappler and his team have been researching this topic for years. Why are there no simple solutions to the arsenic problem? Why can´t the filters used in Vietnam simply used in Bangladesh? And what about the food? Does rice also have an arsenic problem? The German meets victims, doctors and local scientists to find solutions. But his work also takes place in Europe. Here, he examines indigenous water sources and examines rice products from Asia. Many, he notes, are poisoned and also a danger for children and old people in Europe. Arsenic, this film makes it more than clear, is a worldwide problem and requires fast and affordable solutions

Antiphysis by Steve Vasiliou – Greece – 19’ – @
“I asked ten-year-old students if there would be Elephants on
Earth in one hundred years. Every single answer was “”no””.
The pictorial and musical journey of “”Antiphysis”” contrasts chaos
with calm. This film invites viewers not only to watch and listen to
music, but to feel, react, and think deeply about our very existence.
What are we doing and why? Nature today is considered by many as an enemy to be ravaged. “”Antiphysis”” exposes this destruction by revealing greedy actions that endanger the future of all living things. As this film shows, for now our tiny Earth is the only home we have.”

Ghost by Eric Lee, Anna Li – Hong Kong – animation – 07’ – @
This is a story about daily routine of a man, who is sicked to be a part of the city. All he wants is to get back home.

Bomb by Vladimir Tyulkin – Kazakhstan – 55’ – @
The documentary film “Bomb” – a film about the duality of human nature. Each person is “divine” and “diabolical” start. The film has two main characters: an intellectual and criminal. One in black the other in white. A study of human nature of the characters does the author, which in our eyes not only “provokes” the heroes, but also “exposed” himself. The prison is the image of the closed human community, where there are “defects” and “high faith”. In every character there are “good” and “bad”, but it is difficult to distinguish one from another, as, in General, in life.…

Ilha: a day in the life of the small Brazilian island of Boipeba by Daniel de la Calle – Spain – 57’ – @
Synopsis: Its local fishermen continue to lead a traditional life going to sea in their small motor boats and canoes. They walk around the reefs, on the beaches and in the mangroves in search of food. But the outside world has already set eyes upon this modern epitome of the tropical paradise. Change seems unstoppable. “ilha” stays away from the classic narrative of social and environmental cinema and offers instead a subtle, contemplative take on a place, a group of men and a pace of life on the verge of dramatic change.

Drichu by Rewati Gurung – Nepal – 06’ – @
Pema is a clothing designer and founder of the Drichu brand based in Kathmandu. Her woven fabrics, which are the basis for her clothing designs, are made with hand operated looms and the clothes are stitched on foot operated treadle sewing machines. In this short documentary, Rewati Gurung discovers why Pema returned to Nepal from the United States to bring her modern design aesthetic into a culture deeply engaged in hand craft.

VOCI DAL SILENZIO by Joshua Wahlen, Alessandro Seidita – Italia – docu– 53’ – @
sinossi:”Un viaggio lungo la penisola italiana per raccontare l’esperienza eremitica. Storie di uomini e di donne che cercano di recuperare il senso profondo di sé e della vita attraverso un percorso intimo e solitario”

Is radiation the asbestos of the 21st century? by Hjalmar Ilmer – Netherlands – 45’
Is Radiation the asbestos of the 21st century? is a documentary that investigates the effects of cellular and wifi radiation on the body. The main character is the Electro Hypersensitive (EHS) Dennis Rietbergen. EHS patients are hypersensitive to electricity and radiation. We follow Dennis in his search for answers to questions like: How bad is radiation? How do people deal with their health issues? What does the government do to reduce the dangers of radiation? Is EHS a recognized disease? Dennis talks with scientists, doctors and EHS patients to get a clear picture of the effects of radiation on humans. Dennis also tries to get interviews with major telecom providers and the Dutch government. In doing so, he strikes a lot of resistance. Do these parties have something to hide? And does he manage to answer all his questions?

Marovo Carver ~ Carvings from the Solomon Islands by Elliot Spencer – Not Specified -13’ – @
SYNOPSIS Tasiro is a wood carver who expertly creates traditional sculptures, which represent Solomon Island culture and reflect the natural beauty of the environment that surrounds him. Dedicated to his craft Tasiro uses carving as a means of supporting his family. This visually captivating documentary reveals a mesmerising contemporary insight into the lives and challenges facing these Solomon Islanders, as they adapt to the existential and ever changing modernising World. Set in an Island Paradise and narrated exclusively in Marovo Language it is a gentle and uplifting story, told by Tasiro himself, that takes you deep into the World Heritage Listed Marovo Lagoon. It captures an almost surreal moment in time as the past, present and future, come together.”

From Inside by Ramy el Gabry – Not Specified -05’ – @
after an exciting entertainment show at a birthday party, a group of curious youngsters sneak into an entertainer’s changing room only to discover the surprise he hides behind his costume.

12 months of sun part 2 – Michal Baranski – Poland – 13’ – @
The second part of the film, “Bishan” (in Oromo this word means water) is about one of the most important problems of the inhabitants of Ethiopia. Drinking water is one of the most valuable things for the local community. What we can hear from the people, is that despite a number of positive changes taking place in the country in terms of access to water, diseases associated with the lack of it, are still serious problem, and efforts to resolve the problem are inadequate.

Dvor on Una – We Are Not For Sale – Ruža Helać – Serbia – 27’ – @
In Dvor on Una, on the Croatian side, and in Novi Grad, on the side of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for 15 years now people are afraid that there will be a yellow cloud of radioactivity above their little piece of heaven. In fact, that is the fear of all the people who live in the Una river basin, which is protected by the Law, people who live in the area of “Una National Park”, or just simply that is the fear of all the people that appreciate and love clean water, clean air and something that is beautiful. Everyone except the government of Republic of Croatia, who made the decision to start building, on this very place, the nuclear, toxic, radioactive dump for the waste from “Krško” nuclear power plant.

The Animal Protection Documentary – Chan Chow Wah – Singapore – 30’ – @
“Il documentario sulla protezione degli animali” è un’etnografia che esplora il concetto buddista di husheng (protezione animale) nell’attuale ambiente urbano globalizzato. Gli animali sono diventati parte del consumismo non solo come cibo, ma come ingredienti in prodotti non alimentari e persino come accessori sotto forma di animali domestici per alcuni proprietari di animali domestici. Esaminiamo questi problemi e chiediamo come possiamo condurre uno stile di vita che crei il minimo danno e sofferenza agli animali. Questo atto di compassione verso gli animali a sua volta contribuisce a uno stile di vita più sostenibile e alla vittoria per l’uomo, gli animali e l’ambiente.

ATÓMKA/GENPATSU – Lena Králiková Hashimoto – Slovakia – docu– 38’ – @
“Lena’s life has drawn a strange parallel between two nuclear disasters. When she was six years old she met children from Chernobyl. After the Fukushima meltdown in 2011, she was fighting the thought of a similar thing happening to Japan now.Her documentary shows people’s fear and uncertainty about the safety of nuclear power plants and maps the situation one year after Fukushima, showing that the problem is not only the radiation itself.”

Freedom – Mircea Bobînă – Vadim Țigănaș – Moldova – Romania – animation – 4’ – @
People are unhappy with their leaders and want to break free. When a change is made, they are supposed to get back their freedom: but somehow, they don’t.

Nobody Dies Here – Simon Panay – France – docu – 24’ – @
Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

Are you volleyball – Mohamad Bakhshi – Iran – fiction – 15’ – @
“Are you volleyball” narra la storia di un gruppo di rifugiati arabi che raggiunse il centro di un paese di lingua inglese, lottando con le guardie di frontiera per entrare nel paese.
I litigi continuano finché i bambini rifugiati non lanciano accidentalmente la palla dall’altra parte del confine. Una cosa tira l’altra, e prima di loro ora si impegnano in un gioco infantile; sia rifugiati che soldati.
Era il momento della Lega Mondiale di pallavolo quando arrivarono le notizie dei rifugiati, che erano rimasti bloccati dietro i confini dei paesi europei, cercando di superare i confini. C’erano molte notizie inquietanti su questi rifugiati e sulle loro situazioni.La mia mente era occupata dalle notizie di entrambi i rifugiati e della lega di pallavolo, quando mi venne in mente che potevo fare sport contro la guerra.
Ho deciso di dirigere la storia fino al punto in cui il gioco dei ragazzi ha trasformato i fili spinati in rete da pallavolo. Ciò che ci ha fatto credere che eravamo sulla strada giusta erano politici di fama mondiale come Donald Trump che faceva discorsi sul fare grandi muri intorno ai paesi ” frontiere.Volevamo lanciare un’idea alternativa di creare muri di pace e amicizia, non di cemento.)

Mousse – John Hellberg – Sweden – 41’ – @
What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?

Heart Sisters – Kajsa Olsson – Sweden – docu – 20’ – @
The aim was to produce a movie that would map the patriarchal oppression, but also to give the international feminist movement an opportunity to learn about different thoughts and experiences. We wanted to create a collective narrative about how it can be to live as woman in a male dominated world. In addition, we wanted to promote international solidarity between feminists around the globe.
Feminists in Africa, Europe and the Middle East have participated in the film. We have talked to academics, activists and ordinary people. And soon we started to understand that these women, independently of their different backgrounds and experiences, had so many thoughts, feelings and memories shared with each other.
Now we want Heart Sisters to be used in educational situations, for example in schools, women’s organisations and workshops. We also want to screen the movie at different film festivals around the world.
Through the process of making this film we have always tried to include the interviewed women in the process. And the participants have always had the last say in every decision regarding their interview. This is an important stand for us as documentary filmmakers. When making a documentary movie, especially when the movie is depending on people’s personal stories, we believe that the filmmakers have a responsibility to be earnest to the truth. And because the fact that the truth is always subjective, we think that the owner of the story is the one to decide over it.

Forgotten Bird of Paradise – Dominic Brown – United Kingdom – 28’ – @
Filmed undercover and without the knowledge or authority of the Indonesian authorities, Forgotten Bird of Paradise provides a rare and moving insight into the forgotten struggle for independence that has gripped West Papua for the last 50 years.

Garden Party – Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Lucas Navarro, Vincent Victor Claire – France – animation – 08’
In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

MIRANDA Y EL MAR – Giovanna Torres – Spain – fiction – 07’
Miranda soñaba con ver el mar. Cuando se quedó ciega, su familia se trasladó a un sitio donde pudiera sentir el mar, acorde a sus posibilidades. Su hermano, que trabaja como marinero, llega cada viernes al puerto donde ella le espera y le describe a Miranda el estado del mar. Allí suenan las olas y huele a pescado, todo para hacer la vida de su hermana más bella.

Võõrastetuba – Guest Room – Felicia Liu Fangling – Estonia – fiction – 20’
Confined to a small white room, Mia has to interact with guests everyday in order to get food.

Le Petit Cordonnier – Galaad Alais, Terry Bonvard, Charley Carlier, Romain Cislo, Pierre-Yves Lefebvre, Philippe Lim, Benjamin Mariotte, Karen Nawfal – France – animation – 06’
In a timeless street of Paris stands a shoemaker’s shop. Mr. Botte takes care of his shoes with such passion and skill that they come to life and start moving in his expert hands. But his daily life is about to be disturbed as a most peculiar street vendor unfolds his stall just in front of Mr. Botte’s store.

Blue Tomorrow – Numan Ayaz – Turkey – animation – 15′
A man who’s forced by the ocean to leave his island goes on an unkown journey.Which results in an unexpected way.

Saccage – Alexandre Boesch-Brassens, Jonathan Breuer, Julie Mansuy, Nicolas Ocipski, Paul Gaulier, Samuel Ramamisoa, Sylvain Masson, William Rima – France – animation – 04’
In a futuristic Paris, S.A.M., a garbage collector robot, goes after a plastic bag. Ignoring all danger, he will cross Paris to maintain cleanliness in the city.In a futuristic Paris, S.A.M., a garbage collector robot, goes after a plastic bag. Ignoring all danger, he will cross Paris to maintain cleanliness in the city.

Putsch – Julie Artigny, Claire Courrier, Florent Bossoutrot, Camille Savary, Lisa Bouët – France – animation – 06′
A community of human beings behaving like animals, is shaken by the arrival of a new protagonist.

What god wants – Michele Innocente – Italy – fiction – 09′
13 novembre 2015. Parigi è colpita da uno dei peggiori attentati che l’Europa ricordi. Da quel momento, controllo e sicurezza sostituiscono accoglienza e integrazione come temi centrali nel dibattito sulla migrazione.
13.11 è un ritratto caleidoscopico sull’immigrazione che racconta 6 storie di vita e relazioni quotidiane sullo sfondo di un’Europa che cambia.
6 cortometraggi di finzione interpretati da rifugiati politici e migranti di prima e seconda generazione, girati da 6 registi in 6 città europee.

AMBURGO, 13 Novembre 2015
Salah, un ragazzo di origine araba, girovagando per le strade di Amburgo, si imbatte in un senzatetto che chiede l’elemosina. La lite nata tra i due sarà l’occasione per far avvicinare mondi all’apparenza molto distanti tra loro.

La Giornata – Day labor – Pippo Mezzapesa – Italy – fiction – 11′
Paola Clemente, a 49-year old laborer from Puglia, died of fatigue on the 13th of July 2015. Her story is told through facts and words of the enquiry to the gangmasters that exploited her and by the voices of women travelling on the bus that takes them to the field-work.

Nûjîn – New Life – Veysi Altay – Turkey – docu – 48’
New Life, with the slogan ” Woman is life. Life is resistance and resistance is Kobanê”, depicts the daily life of women guerillas, Elif Kobanê (18), Vîyan Peyman and Arjîn, joining in the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) in their battle against ISIS. The documentary relates the ISIS assault of 15 September 2014 and the five-month resistance by the YPJ and People’s Defense Units (YPG) through the lens of three women fighters.

Fuori Quota – Not in competition – Stefano Ceccarelli, Virginia Palumbo – Italy – docu – experimental – 10’
Alberta is a teacher, she lives in Umbria and is the mother of twins.
At the age of 24 her daughter Virginia commits suicide.
Four years after the girl’s death a friend of her daughter (who is also called Virginia) decides to contact Alberta to meet her and remember the girl together. The meeting between the two women becomes a journey between the past and present, bringing out the joy, fears and dreams of them both. Through their memory Virginia lives on.

Virgo – Vlad Sacaleanu, Lise Hendrix – Romania – docu – 45’
Virgo explores one of the most unique biodiversity ecosystems in Europe, which happens to be breathing in Romania.
However, its forests are threatened by illegal deforestation and lack of conservation awareness.
Being the unconventional documentary that it is, Virgo invites you
to experience a non-verbal-visual meditation through various forms of relief.
A green manifesto for our ultimate Mother.

Il Salutista – Luca Jankovic – Italy – fiction – 13’
Tommaso vuole salvare il figlio piccolo dall’asma. La loro è una fuga dalla città e dall’inquinamento atmosferico verso una comunità nascosta tra i monti, verso il sogno di una vita in equilibrio con la natura. Ma nel tragitto, proprio mentre il piccolo inizia a respirare meglio, qualcosa va storto e Tommaso dovrà compiere una scelta irrevocabile.

HOW MUCH… – Antonio Guadalupi, Fr. Francis Rozario – Italy – docu – 45’ – @
Le sabbie del Sahara hanno sepolto numerose ambizioni e le acque del Mediterraneo hanno annegato un sacco di sogni. Coloro che sono sopravvissuti ai pericoli del viaggio sono appena saltati dalla padella al fuoco – la schiavitù continua all’aria aperta.
Persone disperate da una parte e porte chiuse dell’immigrazione dall’altra. Lì prospera un mercato spietato che sfrutta spudoratamente ogni vulnerabilità esistenziale e mette un cartellino del prezzo su qualsiasi cosa e su BODY. L’umanità è in pericolo!
Il documentario “Quanto …” esprime i sogni, le ambizioni e le ambizioni di molti giovani, soprattutto nigeriani, affogati e dispersi e denuncia i pericoli che minacciano la vita e la brutale schiavitù moderna che si nasconde dietro la seduzione dell’Occidente.
‘Quanto …’ è il grido della coscienza umana e un campanello d’allarme per i leader politici le cui armi negoziano, corruzione e insensibili politiche estere contribuiscono alla decadenza umana del XXI secolo moltiplicando il numero delle vittime disperate.
‘Quanto …’ è dedicato a tutte le vittime della tratta di esseri umani ea tutti coloro che si sono impegnati a combattere il male. Chiunque sia interessato a salvare la dignità umana può usarlo per promuovere la consapevolezza tra le potenziali vittime.

Zona – Toofan Nahanghodrati – Iran – fiction – 21’ – @

Smog Wars – Jonathan L. Ramsey – Poland – docu – 57’ – @
Following the historically smoggy Polish winter of 2016/2017, a Warsaw father of an asthmatic son searches for answers about why air pollution continues to be a major problem in Poland – and why solving this problem is easier said than done.

Anniversario – Salveger – Angelica Germanà Bozza – Germany – fiction – 15’ – @
Ahmet, giovane padre vedovo, e sua figlia, Rozerîn, hanno lasciato la Turchia e iniziato una nuova vita in Germania. Ahmet fa del suo meglio per offrire a Rozerîn un’infanzia serena. Tuttavia, la loro vita è segnata dalla perdita della giovane madre della piccola. Nel giorno dell’anniversario della sua morte, Ahmet e Rozerîn le dedicano una giornata all’insegna della condivisione.

Flores – Flowers – Vado Vergara – Brasil – fiction – 18’

Gli Anni Verdi – The Green Years – Chiara Bellini– Italy – docu – 55’ – @
Instead of enjoying their pensions and taking care of their aches and pains, three inexhaustible old folks sweep the countryside devastated by abandoned industrial facilities and illegal dumps.
They cope with illegal garbage disposal, toxic waste, and institutions often overtaken by the events.

Hamlet Tv Circus – Francesco Mancini – Italy – docufiction – 52’ – @
In an imaginary tv show, the main characters of the Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet prince of Denmark” are interviewed. They talk about their past and they show their version of the story, their doubts and grumbles. The result is a funny and sometimes dramatic afterlife of the characters.

A C H E N T A N N O S – Antonio Maciocco – Italy – docufiction – 18’ – @
A very old man, just about to become a 100-year-old, has had enough of living. The unexpected arrival of a granddaughter will give him back his will of living and loving.
Timbo – Peiman Zekavat – United Kingdom – docu – 09’ – @
Construction of dams by energy companies in the Brazilian Amazon would destroy the heart of the world’s largest rainforest, and severely affect the community of the indigenous people in the area. If built, the dams would flood an area the size of London, Paris and Amsterdam combined. The flood would also cause a large amount of toxic plants to dissolve in the water, leading to severe poisoning or even death among the local tribes. These plants are commonly known as Timbó.

Trattore a prima vista – Gianmarco Rotondo – Italy – fiction – 25’
Nel distretto di Axa Malafede, sobborgo nel sud di Roma, un gruppo di cittadini coraggiosi combatte, giorno dopo giorno, la sua personale battaglia contro la decadenza, l’abbandono, le istituzioni assenti e le persone disinteressate. Quando un giorno, finalmente, un trattore è arrivato in aiuto del gruppo audace, sembra essere in grado di risolvere tutti i problemi della piccola comunità. Ma molto presto, problemi molto più complessi faranno un aspetto tragicomico, mettendo in evidenza tutti i limiti della “materia del trattore” …

Juba Wajiín: resistencia en la montaña de guerrero – Laura Salas, Nicolás Tapia – Mexico – docu – 42’
In 2011, the indigenous community of Júba Wajiín learned that the Mexican government had granted two foreign mining companies the right to exploit part of the mountainous region in the state of Guerrero. The right, which would cover 80% of the Júba Wajiín land, had been granted without consulting the indigenous community. This would end with its sacred hill, its water and leave in its wake countless violations of human rights and health effects. But Juba Wajiín decided to fight. The community set up a legal strategy with the assistance of the Human Rights Center of La Montaña de Tlachinollan, to cancel the concessions granted in its territory. These corporations seek to operate with the current mining extractive model: open pit. A small indigenous community that challenges the lucrative Mexican mining law because it does not meet international standards on human rights. Organizations of free media such as La Sandia Digital and Tequio Audiovisual, joined the effort by building, together with the inhabitants of Juba Wajiín, a community script for the making of this documentary. The objective of this work is to help the community to maintain its identity, a fighting identity, worthy, and to be a story that inspires other indigenous communities whose territories are also in danger.

LA NOTTE DI CESARE – Sergio Scavio – Italy – fiction – 20’
Cesare è un uomo anziano e solitario. Una sera la sua vicina di casa gli chiede di badare a suo figlio Kadim per la notte.
Bionde naturali – Francesco Lillo – docu – Italia – 5’
La cipolla bionda di Cureggio e di Fontaneto è l’unico presidio Slow Food della provincia di Novara. Considerata in via di estinzione, dal 2013 un piccolo gruppo di produttori ha riscoperto questa coltura e si prende cura annualmente del suo ciclo produttivo. La raccolta di fine luglio, il riposo sotto il sole, la conservazione delle semenze, la cucina. Un percorso dalla terra al piatto che racconta la vita di queste bionde naturali.
ATL Novara sostiene da anni Corto e Fieno e quest’anno dà il suo contributo portando l’attenzione sulla cipolla bionda di Cureggio e di Fontaneto. Francesco Lillo di Asilo Bianco firma e filma il primo corto dedicato alla bionda… bella e buona.

NACHTSCHADE – NIGHTSHADE – Shady El-Hamus – Netherlands – drama_fiction – 15’
Tarik è un bambino di 11 anni che aiuta suo padre a trasportare immigrati clandestini nei Paesi Bassi. Quando si verifica un incidente, Tarik ha la possibilità di ottenere da lui il riconoscimento che ha sempre desiderato, ma a caro prezzo – la perdita della propria innocenza

BISMILLAH – Alessandro Grande – Italy – fiction – 14’
Samira è tunisina, ha 10 anni e vive illegalmente in Italia con suo padre e suo fratello che di anni ne ha 17. Una notte si troverà ad affrontare da sola un problema più grande di lei.
(In)felix – Maria Di Razza – Italy – animation – 10’
Una fantasia animata distopica sulla Terra dei fuochi. Si immagina un futuro apocalittico in cui agli abitanti dell’area di Giugliano viene interdetto il territorio, costringendoli ad emigrare in massa.
Black Grass – Rachel Yurkovich – United States – docu – 33’
Black Grass si concentra sui resti abbandonati dell’umanità e sulla vita che prospera senza di essa nella zona di esclusione di Chernobyl.
“Un film umiliante, sia nelle immagini inquietanti del disastro causato da errore umano e la forza della natura che spinge attraverso i nostri edifici abbandonati.” Il pranzo al ristorante può essere un atto rivoluzionario? Il nuovo documentario di Gary Null Productions, Saving The Planet – One Bite At A Time, offre uno sguardo approfondito sulla connessione tra le nostre abitudini alimentari, il benessere fisico e la vitalità del nostro ambiente e pianeta.

Saving the Planet, One Bite At A Time – Gary Null – United States – docu – 58’
Un numero in rapida crescita di americani si trova di fronte a gravi patologie croniche come malattie cardiache, diabete oncologico, cancro, morbo di Alzheimer e demenza. Allo stesso tempo, stiamo assistendo a livelli mai verificati di sconvolgimenti ambientali in tutto il pianeta. Eventi estremi come la grave siccità nel sud-ovest americano, la deforestazione in Amazzonia e i sistemi di tempeste intensi mai visti prima sono diventati rapidamente la norma. Nel frattempo, l’aumento delle temperature globali sta sciogliendo il ghiaccio marino artico ad un ritmo allarmante e il 2015 è sulla buona strada per essere l’anno più caldo mai registrato. Di fronte a questi problemi molte persone si sentono sopraffatte e senza le risorse per migliorare il loro stato di salute o avere un impatto positivo sull’ambiente. Tuttavia, Salvare il Morso-Unico alla volta riunisce i principali esperti ambientali, medici e scienziati per trasmettere il messaggio critico che ogni boccone di cibo che prendiamo può promuovere malattie croniche e distruzione ambientale o portare guarigione ed equilibrio al corpo e al pianeta . Questi esperti forniscono spunti approfonditi sul ruolo principale svolto dalla dieta americana standard nei livelli epidemici attuali di malattia e in problemi globali come il cambiamento climatico, la siccità e la fame. Il film evidenzia anche l’enorme potere di scegliere una dieta biologica, locale, a base di piante per prevenire e invertire la malattia e contribuire a un ambiente più sano e pulito. Continueremo a chiudere un occhio sui pericoli della dieta americana o scegliere di agire e adottare un nuovo paradigma basato sulla sostenibilità e sull’equilibrio? Ciò che è certo è che il tempo sta per scadere per noi per compiere passi verso un futuro sostenibile. Questo film autorizzante fornisce le conoscenze necessarie per iniziare a fare la differenza, un morso alla volta.

Lainela – Luis Enrique Cortez Castillo – Mexico – animation – 04’
Lainela, a city girl has to trasladate like every day in her car to the school, but one day her car brokes and she needs to use another transport alternative to arrive to her destination. This journey changes the perspective of her surroundings and she is confront in a caotic world and with a lot of social and environmental problems.

Elisabetta – Alonso Crespo –Italy – docu_short – 11’
Elisabetta’s life is divided between Cagliari, Sardinia, where she was born and she currently works, and the countryside of Vallermosa, where she moved with her husband to build together their adobe house.
Through her words and the images of her daily life, we can discover her deep connection with nature, the strong relation with her animals, the importance of food self-production, and the necessity to respect and protect the environment that is hosting us.

Alertaxochicuautla: La Guardia Del Bosque – Juan Manuel Plaza Pascual – Mexico – docu – 20′
For years, the indigenous majority, rural of community of San Francisco Xochicuautla situated in the State of Mexico, has been fighting to preserve its way of life and rights, in the face of the construction of a highway and the social and ecological consequences of this.
The story unfolds through fragments of video and the voices and photographs of its protagonists and main events.
A key and emblematic case in a Mexico characterized by corruption, force, usurpation, legal infringements and human rights violations.
Another example of the political and economic abuse and the threats to environmental sustainability faced by indigenous populations.

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