Poland 2013 74'2013 Wednesday, December 4th, Spazio Alfieri, 6:30 pm
Directed by: Maciej J. Drygas
Abu Haraz is a small village on the banks of the Nile, in Northern Sudan. The flooding of the river and seasons of the year mark the life rhythm of its society. Although the village seems materialistically deprived, it’s rich with the colours of life, laughter and family warmth. The construction of a gigantic dam on the Nile put at risk the ancient, natural pattern of people’s lives.
ÉLEVAGE DE POUSSIÈRE
Belgium 2013 47'2013 Friday, December 6th, Spazio Alfieri, 7:00 pm
Directed by: Sarah Vanagt
An important chapter in recent European history: the trial of Radovan Karadzic, indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. The film reconstructs the shocking acts through documents (photos, videos, testimonials) and reveals, through the technique of frottage, made in the courtrooms, the gray area that lies between the “facts” of war, testing materials, the images through which war is represented and their subsequent interpretations.
LET THE FIRE BURN
USA 2013 95'2013 Sunday, December 1st, Spazio Alfieri, 10:30 pm
Directed by: Jason Osder
In 1972 John Africa founded the MOVE, a black liberation group, with a communitarian life-style and a radical back-to-nature message and the refusal technology. On May 13th, 1985, the tension between the city of and MOVE came to a deadly climax.
By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a MOVEoccupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children). It was only later discovered that authorities decided to “...let the fire burn.”
With the participation of Paolo Bertella Farnetti - author of Pantere nere. Storia e mito del Black Panther Party (ShaKe)
Min stulna revolution
My Stolen Revolution
Sverige 2013 75'2013 Thursday, December 5th, Spazio Alfieri, 10:30 pm
Directed by: Nahid Persson Sarvestani
The recent protests in Iran awaken the filmmaker’s memories to a time when as a young activist she fled after the 1979 revolution, she begins a quest to find her surviving friends. Haunted by the guilt of abandoning her imprisoned friends and her brother, Rostam, who was later executed, she finally finds them and learns about their horrific torture and about Rostam’s final days.
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Sai Nam Tid Shoer
By the River
Thailand 2013 75'2013 Monday, December 2nd, Spazio Alfieri, 5:00 pm
Directed by: Nontawat Numbenchapol
Amidst the tranquility of the deep woods, the habitants of Klity, in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, have always led a simple life. They have fed on the fish populating the town’s creek, but for some time now the river has been contaminated by a mineral processing factory. A young local man dives every day to catch fish for his lover, but today he has gone missing, as she eagerly awaits his his return.
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