PREMIO UCCA “VENTI CITTA'"
JURY: Paolo Bernardini, Barbara Giovino, Mirco Maddalena
THE LANDS OF JERRY CANS
by Paola Piacenza (Italy)
“This film reminds us that the Kurdistan issue is still an open question, unlike what international observers seem to think.
This is the story of a nation that does not exist, of one of its border areas, and borders are not only unstable but define other boundaries. This is one of the many forgotten ‘stories’.
In a still lingering corner of paradise the director’s generous outlook offers un updated view of History allowing its very protagonists to outline its features and its memory.
The fallen have mothers who don’t cry. Mothers who voice a story and accept its course and its epilogue. Can the very lack of despair be regarded as yet another form of resistance?"