Category: Mediterranean Issues 2018

STRANGE FISH

53 minutes, 2018 Director : Giulia BERTOLUZZI (Italy) Production : Small Boss (Italy) “Strange Fish” echoes Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit” in which, to general indifference, violence against coloured people is taken as normal, with « black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees». In the southern Mediterranean the …

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MARSEILLE, ILS ONT TUÉ MON FILS

(Marseilles, They’ve Killed My Son) 55 minutes, 2018 Direction : Édouard BERGEON and Philippe PUJOL (France) Production : Cocottesminute productions, with the participation of Public Sénat and France Télévisions (France) Souad, Baya and Cécile: three mothers in Marseilles.They watched their sons grow up in the city’s northern neighbourhoods, and then watched them lose themselves there. …

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LIBYE, ANATOMIE D’UN CRIME

(Libya, Anatomy of a Crime) 69 minutes, 2018 Director : Cécile ALLEGRA (France, Italy) Production : Cinétévé, Arte (France) Yassine, Nazir and Ahmed have escaped from Libya, the land of their birth. Like ghosts they wander in Tunis, bearing within them a heavy secret. They come across a handful of investigators, Libyan resistance fighters also …

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ASHBAL, LES LIONCEAUX DU CALIFAT

(Ashbal, the lion cubs of the Caliphat) 52 minutes, 2017 Directors : Thomas DANDOIS (France, UK) and François-Xavier TRÉGAN (France) Production : Arte, Memento (France) They are aged between 4 and 16 ans. In the Islamic State they are known as ashbal, the Caliphate’s lion cubs. These children have spent months in training camps being …

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