Category: First Film 2017

MARE NOSTRO

55 minutes, 2016 Director: Andrea GADALETA CALDAROLA (Italy) Production: Andrea GADALETA CALDAROLA, Rosanna RIZZI (Italy) Molfetta, a town in southern Italy, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Here the sea is not just a background for the tourist postcards – over the centuries the sea has shaped the town’s social ecosystem and economy through fishing and maritime …

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GAZA SURF CLUB

87 minutes, 2016 Directors: Philip GNADT and Mickey YAMINE (Germany) Production: Little Bridge Pictures (Germany) Trapped inside the “largest open prison in the world” and subject to the laws of war, the new generation of Palestinians is irresistibly attracted to the edge of their world, the beaches. Revolted by the occupation and the political stalemate, …

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BENVENUTI

54 minutes, 2017 Directors: Laura Auriole (France) and Annalisa Lendaro (Italy) Production : CNRS Images (France) Lampedusa: a rock in the Mediterranean. Surface area:20 km². One of Europe’s borders. An Italian island now infamous as the destination for thousands of migrants fleeing wars and misery, men and women risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean. …

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ATTENTION !

51 minutes, 2016 Director: Onur Bakır (Turkey) and Panagiotis Charamis (Greece) Production : Damla KIRKALI, Onur BAKIR (Turkey) Onur, a 32-year-old doctoral student, faces a dilemma: either he pays his exemption from military service, or he has to complete six months in the Turkish army. To help him make his decision, he turns his camera …

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