Category: Selection 2021

AU NOM DE LA MER

AU NOM DE LA MER

(In the Service of the Sea) 52 minutes, 2021Director : Jérôme et Caroline ESPLA (France)Production : Via Découvertes Films (France), 13 Productions (France), France Télévisions The film is a journey to meet people committed to protecting the Mediterranean.From the Italian border via Corsica to Toulon, in groups or alone, women and men, young and old, …

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#BOZA

17 minutes, 2020Director : Séverine SAJOUS (France) et Anna SURINYACH (Spain)Production : Revista 5W (Spain) #boza is a film about the women and men who journey from the African continent hoping to reach Europe. Told in the first person, using selfies and their own amateur videos, Alhassane, Aminata, Mamadou, Mariam and Yahya describe their journey …

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YAHIA LE RESCAPÉ

(Yahia the Survivor) 29 minutes, 2019Director : Lassaad HAJJI (Tunisia)Production : Lassaad HAJJI (Tunisia), Al Jazeera Documentary Channel (Qatar) His boat sank in the Mediterranean. The whole crew perished. He is the only survivor. The camera follows him as he decides to relive this miracle and talk about the dramatic twists and turns he has …

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VITORIA, MARS 1976

(Vitoria, March 1976) 21 minutes, 2019Director : Luis E. HERRERO (Spain)Production : Hanoi Films (Spain), Aved Producciones (Spain) At the beginning of 1976 Spain was caught in a spiral of conflict. Following Franco’s death the fragile political situation was aggravated by the impact of the crisis, pushing the government into a corner. In Vitoria, workers’ …

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PARADISE

20 minutes, 2020Director : Mateo CABEZA (Spain)Production : Habitat Films (Spain) Ahmed, Taha – the intimacy between a father and his son surviving in a children’s hospital. Born in Seville in 1986, Mateo CABEZA is a director, researcher and teacher of creative documentary film.He trained in different film specialities: photography, editing, sound, production, artistic design. …

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LA NAPOLI DI MIO PADRE

NAPOLI-MIO-PADRE palmarès PriMed 2021

(The Naples of My Father) 20 minutes, 2020Director : Alessia BOTTONE (Italy)Production : Alessia BOTTONE (Italy)In collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà (Italy), AAMOD – Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico (Italy), K-Studio (Italy) Giuseppe used to stare at the horizon as if there was something liberating about it. His daughter Alessia, the director of …

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MILLE NUITS ET UNE AUBE

(A Thousand Nights and One Dawn) 52 minutes, 2020Director : Nasser BENABDERAHMAN (Morocco)Production : Bingo Films (Morocco)In coproduction with 2M (Morocco) A Thousand Nights and one Dawn offers a poetic look at the life of Morocco’s night watchmen – combining poverty, wisdom and hope. The film shows us these workers’ lives and stories. The night …

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LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES

(Terrible Children) 52 minutes, 2021 Director : Ahmet Necdet CUPUR (Turkey, France)Production : TS Productions (France), Jyoti Film (Germany), Liman Film (Turkey), Al Jazeera Documentary Channel (Qatar) with the participation of France Télévisions “Les enfants terribles” takes us into the daily life of a Turkish family – the director’s. Young adults fight every day as …

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FIANCÉES

(Brides) 80 minutes, 2019Director : Julia BÜNTER (Swiss)Production : Intermezzo Films (Swiss)In coproduction with Nouvelle Tribu (Swiss) Brides follows three Egyptian women as they approach marriage. Without taboos or judgment, the film draws a portrait of contemporary Cairo society and its youth, torn between unchanging traditions and a growing desire for freedom. Born in Geneva …

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BEST UNKEPT SECRET

57 minutes, 2019Director : Ilan MIZRAHI (Israel)Production : Blimey (Israel) For 15 years “Best Unkept Secret” follows the heartbreaking story of a teenager who discovers all his life he has been manipulated and used by fundamentalist Jewish organizations. A journey of redemption begins, a search for the truth about the many rumours which surround his …

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