Florence November 30th – December 7th 2013

International documentary film festival

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  • Abu Haraz

    Poland 2013 74'
    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.

    2013 Wednesday, December 4th, Spazio Alfieri, 6:30 pm

  • ÉLEVAGE DE POUSSIÈRE

    Belgium 2013 47'
    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.

    2013 Friday, December 6th, Spazio Alfieri, 7:00 pm

  • LET THE FIRE BURN

    USA 2013 95'
    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)

    2013 Sunday, December 1st, Spazio Alfieri, 10:30 pm

  • Min stulna revolution
    My Stolen Revolution

    Sverige 2013 75'
    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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    2013 Thursday, December 5th, Spazio Alfieri, 10:30 pm

  • Sai Nam Tid Shoer
    By the River

    Thailand 2013 75'
    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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    2013 Monday, December 2nd, Spazio Alfieri, 5:00 pm

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