Florence November 27th - December 4th 2015

International documentary film festival

MOND. 30 NOV. - ALFIERI

3:00 pm - Other Events

A COOPERATION WITH ARCHIVIO ALINARI, ASSOCIAZIONE MUS.E, AND WITH PATROCINIO DEL COMUNE DI FIRENZE, FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI PRESENTS:
NEGOTIATING AMNESIA

by Alessandra Ferrini
Italy, UK, 2015, 25’
“Italians, Good People?” Through the analysis of images of the Italian occupation of East Africa during the fascist regime and the investigation of the history textbooks used in high-schools from 1946 to today, Negotiating Amnesia explores the legacy of Italian colonialism and its emblematic politics of amnesia.


4:00 pm - Images of the verb To Love: the documentaries of Mary Jiménez

LOCO LUCHO
by Mary Jiménez
Belgium, 1998, 59'
A comeback to her homeland to discover her father, his life, his most recondite thoughts, and her own rapport with the past and her own mother, dead for a few years now. Pivoted around the letters written over the years by the protagonists of this story, this film reconnects people at once close and distant.

4:00 pm - Images of the verb To Love: the documentaries of Mary Jiménez

FACE DEAL
by Mary Jiménez
Belgium, 2014, 29'
A film made of altered visions and enigmatic faces. The filmmaker meets her ultra-centenarian father and films their encounter, which may well be their last. The man does not recognize her. Therefore, the initial question is reversed: the film questions the self. "Who am I when I’m not reflected in the other?"

6:00 - The Trades of Cinema: Homage to Wojciech Staroń

SILENCE AND DARKNESS
Cisza

by Pawel Kędzierski Fotografia/DOP: Wojciech Staroń
Poland, 1999, 19'
In a centre for blind and deaf people, the patients attend a class in Sculpture. The camera focuses on their faces, then on their hands at work, repeatedly. The creative act is like balm for the soul: modelling, caressing the clay fills the silence and sets the unconscious free from darkness, allowing it to find an expression, just as human contact would do.

6:00 - The Trades of Cinema: Homage to Wojciech Staroń

FOR A WHILE
Na chwile

by Wojciech Staroń
Polonia, 2005, 25'
Wojciech Staroń travels with his family to an isolated place in the Polish countryside, Mołtajny, near the “geographic centre of Europe,” with the goal of making a film about the difficult living conditions of those who live in those areas. At first, the camera observes the hardship and poverty of the inhabitants. Then Staroń turns his attention towards his four-year-old son, Janek, who effortlessly creates for himself a group of friends to play with and share moments of life and fun.

6:00 - The Trades of Cinema: Homage to Wojciech Staroń

SIX WEEKS
Szesc Tygodni

by Marcin Janos Krawczyk Fotografia/DOP: Wojciech Staroń
Poland, 2009, 18'
In Poland, a mother who thinks she doesn’t have the means to bring up a child has six weeks’ time on the day of birth to decide whether she wants to have her new-born adopted. The camera follows the six weeks of a woman who has made this tormenting decision and those of the newborn babies in the maternity ward who are now beginning their life’s adventures.

6:00 - The Trades of Cinema: Homage to Wojciech Staroń

GLASS TRAP
Szklana Pulapka

by Pawel Ferdek
Poland, 2008, 15’
A group of tough men from near Warsaw organize a new form of entertainment. Their customary meetings over alcohol and drugs start to include fights between aggressive aquarium fish, which are, of course, accompanied by bets for large sums of money. Such is the extent of this hobby that one of the characters hopes that his champion will contribute significantly to the purchase of a new Subaru.
8:30 pm - Panorama

STEADFAST ON OUR SAND
di ZimmerFrei
Italy, 2015, 62'
Terschelling is a small island of Friesland, a northern region of the Netherlands. Its land was accumulated thanks to a complex system of dikes and embankments. The few inhabitants still living on the island are proud of preserving the land, which is desolate in winter – when only cattle can pasture live there – and crowded with tourists from all over the world during summer.

10:00 pm - Special Events

MY BUDDHA IS PUNK
by Andreas Hartmann

Germania, Myanmar, 2015, 68’

Kyaw Kyaw, a 25-year-old Burmese Punk, pursues the dream of seeing the Punk scene take off in Myanmar. The former military dictatorship carried out a few democratic reforms, but he remains sceptical: in his opinion, the country hasn’t changed yet. Along with the members of his Punk band, he tries to raise the awareness of his people about the persistent violation of human rights. By way of his music and the demonstrations in the streets, he criticizes the ongoing civil war and the persecutions of ethnic minorities. He travels across the country to pro- mote his philosophy among the young generations, i.e. a symbiosis of Buddhism and Punk that rejects religious dictates and political doctrine.




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