Florence October 10th – 17th, 2017

International documentary film festival


Wednesday, October 11th, Spazio Alfieri, 3:00pm

by Julia Dahr, Kisilu Musya
Norway, Kenya, 2017, 90’

In collaboration with Publiacqua e Water Right Foundation
Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him transform from a father, to a community leader and activist on the global stage

Wednesday, October 11th, Spazio Alfieri, 3:00pm

by Christian Carmosino
France, 2015, 52’

Projection progetto Meridiano Zero
In October 2014, the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, was the scene of mass protests against the country’s president, Blaise Compaoré, and his attempt to change the Constitution in order to hold power for another 15 years. As a result of his intransigence, the protest became an insurrection that lasted six days and nights and ended with him being removed from office after 27 years of dictatorship. A transitional government takes over, and elections are prepared for October 2015.

Wednesday, October 11th, Spazio Alfieri, 6:15pm

by Kazuhiro Soda
Japan, 2008, 135’

Observational Film #2 - Free of preconception and pre-established missions, Kazuhiro Soda observes the complex world of an outpatient mental health clinic Chorale Okayama in Japan, interwoven with patients, doctors, staff, volunteers, and home-helpers.

Wednesday, October 11th, Spazio Alfieri, 9:00pm

by Paolo Barberi, Riccardo Russo
Italy, Switzerland, 2017, 75’

What is the most heavily bombed country in History? A country that never for-mally entered a war, Laos. Between 1964 and 1973, during the Vietnam war, the American air force carried out over 500.000 bombing missions over Laos, drop-ping more than 2 million tons of explosives over the country. Forty years later, everything has changed in Laos, but people’s lives are still deeply affected by the omnipresence of war remnants. The unexploded ordnance now represents a dan-ger and a resource. The film is a journey into the contradictions of today’s wars, in which the remains of the conflict always outlive the conflict itself.

Wednesday, October 11st, Spazio Alfieri, 10:30pm

by Robert Drew & Associates
USA, 1961, 51’

In the second film of the JFK series, the Drew Associates team casts a rare, sincere gaze onto the interiors of the Oval Office over the first days of John F. Kennedy in the White House as President. The film was a sort of litmus test for John Kennedy in front of a movie camera. For the first time, he allowed viewers to see the workings inside the official residence of the US President.

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