Category: Mediterranean Memory 2017

NÉ À DEIR YASSIN

63 minutes, 2016 Director: Neta Shoshani (Israel) Production: Rotem FARAN (Israel), Artline Films (France) The film tells the story of an Arab village called Deir Yassin In 1948 it was conquered by the Israelis after a very controversial battle, then in 1951 transformed into a government-run psychiatric hospital. Today, access to Deir Yassin is forbidden, …

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L’HÉRITAGE DE FRANCO, LES ENFANTS VOLÉS D’ESPAGNE

70 minutes, 2016 Director: Inga BREMER (Germany) Production: Soilfilms, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, Arte (Germany) How can a person construct her life when she has been robbed of her identity and her past? At the death of her adopted father, Alicia discovered she was sold at birth by her biological mother. She appealed to a police …

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LES ANNÉES DE PLOMB, UNE TRAGÉDIE ITALIENNE

53 minutes, 2016 Director: Nicolas GLIMOIS (France) Production: Sunset Presse, with support from France Télévisions (France) From the late 1960’s to the 1980’s, Italy was plagued with social unrest, massacres, assassinations and kidnappings. It was a time of extremism, both right-wing and left-wing, unhealthy acquaintances, gnawing suspicions of criminal complicity – possibly initiated by certain …

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ALGER, LA MECQUE DES RÉVOLUTIONNAIRES

56 minutes, 2016 Director: Ben SALAMA (France) Production: Electron Libre Productions, Version Originale, Arte France (France) From the early 1960’s to the mid-1970’s, independent Algeria provided significant support to anti-colonial movements and revolutionaries around the world. Successive presidents, Ahmed Ben Bella then Houari Boumedienne, made Algiers a place of welcome for those fighting against colonial …

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