Films 2010

ACQUA

AItalia2010Shorts about “water” by students from Pistelli public school in Rome.

HAITI SHORTS

by Cine Institute studentsHaiti 2010, (inglese, sott. italiani).The Cine Institute provides Haitian Youth with film education. In these shorts young filmmakers find their voice to deal with the devastation of the earthquake.

RABBIT A LA BERLIN

by Bartek Konopka e Piotr Rosolowski2009, Germany/Poland 39min (tedesco, sott. inglesi, italiani).Until the fall of the Berlin wall thousands of wild rabbits were living in the Death Zone between East and West Germany. This story about rabbits is a metaphor for two opposing forces: our need of freedom and our need for security. German selection for best documentary film Oscar 2010.

JAFFA

by Keren Yedaya2009, Germany/Israel/France, 106’, cast Dana Ivgy, Moni Moshonov (ebraico, arabo, sott. inglesi, italiani).In the city of Jaffa Jews and Arabs live side by side in an uneasy but somewhat tolerated alliance. The unsuspected love between a young Jewish woman and an Arab mechanic is tragically interrupted.

Video Malawi Project

2010, 1,20’’

THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE

by Benoit Pilon2008, Canada, 103’ (sott. inglesi, italiani)In 1952, an Inuit hunter leaves his northern home to recuperate from tuberculosis at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his family, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, his situation becomes critical until he finds a friend. Canada entry for Oscar 2008.

WHICH WAY HOME

by Rebecca Cammisa2009, USA, doc 90’ (spagnolo, sott. inglesi, italiani).The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they attempt the hopeful but dangerous journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast”. American selection for best documentary film Oscar 2010.

WORLDS APART

by Niels Arden2008, Danimarca, 116’, cast Rosalinde Mynster, Pilou Asbaek, (danese, sott. inglesi, italiani).The daughter of a Jehova’s Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she is falling for someone outside her faith.

FLOW

by Irena Salina2008, USA, doc 93’ (inglese con sott. italiani)This is an investigation into the privatization of the worlds dwindling fresh water supply. Can anyone really own water? Sundance Film Festival 2008.

SKIN

by Anthony Fabian2008, Inghilterra/Sud Africa, 107’, cast Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige (inglese, zulu, sott. italiani).Ten year-old Sandra is distinctly African looking. Her parents are white Afrikaners, unaware of their black ancestry. A family tragedy unfolds because of the imposed racist restrictions of the apartheid regime.

DAL MONDO / FROM AROUND THE WORLD Play Me, I’m Yours

/by Chiara Frisone & Azim Moollan2009, UK, 4.13’, (inglese, sott. italiani).Artist Luke Jerram places 30 pianos throughout the streets of London, San Paolo, Sidney, Barcelona, Belfast, Sarajevo, New York etc. Strangers connect spontaneously through playing the piano and listening together. The project is touring the globe.

BURNING IN THE SUN

by Cambria Matlow & Morgan Robinson2010, USA, trailer 5 min. (francese, inglese, sott. italiani)Daniel Dembele brings solar panels to rural customers in Africa, magic!

Plural +

selezione dei vincitori del con- corso Internazionale 2009, 23 min.PLURAL+ is aimed at engaging youth through video projects addressing ques- tions related to migrant integration, identity, diversity and human rights. Warda, Belgium, 5 min. Something to Exchange, Italy, 5 min. Who Am I, South Korea, 5 min. Diversity Makes The World Colorful, Italy, 3 min. SFAT The Mihaids Ballad, Italy, 5 min.

SUN COME UP

by Jennifer Redfearn & Tim Metzger2010, USA, doc 38’ (inglese, sott. italiani)In the South Pacific Ocean, the Carteret Island is going to disappear. Its inhabi- tants have to leave their land and find a new place to call home.1

NO MORE TEARS SISTER

by Helene Klowdaski2005, Sri Lanka/ Canada, doc 78’ (tamil, inglese, sott. italiani).For the pursuit of justice and her commitment to truth Dr. Rajani Thiranagama pays a high price and becomes symbol of hope.

VIAGGIO IN ITALIA / JOURNEY TO ITALY

by Roberto Rossellini1954, Italia, 85’, cast Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders. Doppiato in Italiano.A bored English couple is holidaying in Italy. Rossellini builds a passionate story of cruelty and cynicism swirling into a renewal of love.

AMREEKA

by Cherien Dabis2009, USA-Canada, 96’, cast Nisreen Faour, Hiam Abbass, (inglese-arabo, sottotitoli italiani).Muna, a single mother from the West Bank successfully applies for a visa to the US. Mother and son’s adventure to the United States is a tragic and hopeful story about self-imposed exile. Cannes Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize 2009.