Florence November 27th - December 4th 2015

International documentary film festival

56° Festival dei Popoli

The 56th edition of the Festival dei Popoli - International Documentary Film Festival – will take place from November 27th to December 4th at the Cinema Odeon, Spazio Alfieri and the French Institute of Florence.

The schedule of 2015 edition includes: International Competition newly released international documentary films; Panorama a competitive section dedicated to Italian production; Special Events with films of certified entertaining values.

The FILMMAKER IN FOCUS will be dedicated to Mary Jimenez, Peruvian who lives in Belgium, author of a filmography full of autobiographical reflections and a wonderful gallery of portraits of men and women who testify troubled lives also overflowing with humanity: a cinema of encounters.

TRADES OF CINEMA will focus on one of the most representative European filmmakers - the Polish Wojciech Staron - with a selection of films he directed or which he has signed as DOP.

The program will also include a focus on a very important current issue: Immigration to Europe. In this focus will be present very recent film productions on this issue. We will give possibility to develop a reflection on methods and forms of representation of contemporary migrations through filmmaker’s works that, thanks to cinema, give voice to people who are often invisible.

DOC AT WORK, the market for the international co-production of documentaries hosting lectures and workshops held by European professionals.
This event has been realized thanks to the Fondazione Sistema Toscana’s support.

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