All films will be shown at Sala Frau - Vicolo San Filippo, 16 Spoleto - Telephone: +39 0743 499 22
FRIDAY 6 - sala Frau
|h 16:00Son of Babylon
by Mohamed Al Daradji
2010 Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Emirates, Egypt, Palestine, 91’, with Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib, Bashir Al Majid
After the fall of Saddam Hussein, a Kurdish boy and his grandmother travel along the most secluded roads in north- ern Iraq in search of the father and son. They en- counter the chaotic state of the country and unexpected allies on similar quests.
|h 18:00Saving Face
by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid- Chinoy
2012, USA, Pakistan, 40’
Every Year in Pakistan at least 100 women are victimized by acid attacks. Most cases go unreported. The film offers a powerful insight into Pakistani soci- ety and the resistance reformers have to tackle. 2012 Oscar Winner Best Short Documentary.
|h 19:00God is the Bigger Elvis
by Rebecca Camisa
2011 USA, 37’, con/with Dolores Hart.
Gives a fascinating insight into the life of a former movie star, who gave up everything to join a community of Benedictine nuns at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Connecticut. (Oscar nominated 2012).
|h 20:00Concert dedicated to the 2012 Festival theme DIGNITY
by ANGELICA PONTI, GIULIA SALSONE, STEFANO NUNZI TRIO: voce, chitarra, contrabbasso / voice, guitar, doublebass
The Trio will carry out new elaborations, jazz arrangements of original songs and selected excerpts by different traditions. A song-telling shared path to explore and value rhythms, con- tents, features, sounds, atmospheres, stories of other peoples.
|h 21The Way Back
by Peter Weir
2010, USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, 33', with Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell
An epic film about a group of man escaping from a soviet la- bor camp in 1941. Life in the camp and then the ardous jour- ney to freedom test the limits of human existence.
|h 16:00The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
by Göran Hugo Olsson
2011, Svezia/Sweden, 100', with Angela Davis
In the late 1960s and early ’70s, Swedish television journalists traveled to the United States with the intention of “showing the country as it really is.” This film documents the complex human dimension of the racial history.
by Shirin Neshat
2012, USA, 10’ 28", with Mohammad Ghaffari, music by Mohsen Namjoo, poetry by Rumi.
Draws upon themes of justice and the struggle of the artist against the constraints of authoritarian rule. This piece was originally written by Shoja Azari and Behrang Azari for a performance at Performa Biennial in 2011.
by Shoja Azari
2002, USA, Iran, Marocco, 85’, with Mohammed Ghaffari, Shirin Neshat, Shahram Karimi, Oz Phillips, Rick Poli.
A timeless human drama is portrayed in these three short black and white films based on stories by Franz Kafka.
|h 20:00Free Men
by Ismael Ferroukhi
2011, France, 99’, con/with Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby
In 1944 Nazi-occupied Paris Muslims associated with the mosque supply North African Jews with fake Muslim indentifications in order to save them from German persecution.
DOMENICA/SUNDAY 8 - sala Frau
|h 16:00Plural + Selection 2011
Plural + stimola giovani di tutto il mondo ad affrontare con progetti video temi come l’integrazione, l’identità, la diversità, i diritti umani.
Plural + is aimed on engaging youth through video projects addressing questions related to migrant integration, identity, diversity and human rights.
|Into the Abyss
by Werner Herzog
2011 USA, UK Germany, 107’
After a triple homicide one convict is sentenced to death and the other to life in prison. Herzog’s penetrating tale of life and death focuses on the two convicts and the various people affected by their crime.
|h 18:00Cairo Exit
by Hesham Issawi
2011 Egypt, 100’, con/with Mohamed Ramadan, Maryhan, Ahmed Bidder
This drama about the social and cultural taboos in Cairo’s diverse population was conceived while Mubarak was still in power. It is a timely reflection of some of the hardships, especially for women.
by Carlos Iglesias
2011, Spain , 115’, con/with Esther Regina, Carlos Iglesias, Eloisa Vargas, Isabel Blanco, Inaki Guevara
During the Spanish Civil war, 3.000 Spanish children were sent to Russia along with communist nurses, doctors and teachers. This is a little known story of the Utopian dreams of the 20th Century in which groups of people were moved around for ideological purposes.