Il Sole Luna Doc Film Festival di cui curo la direzione artistica insieme ad Andrea Mura giunge a Treviso dopo essersi tenuto a Palermo dal 3 al 9 luglio nella bellissima Santa Maria dello Spasimo a Palermo. A Treviso si terrà dal 11 al 17 settembre 2017 a Palazzo dei Trecento e TRA Ca’ dei Ricchi. Sono 40 i documentari selezionati, più numerosi incontri con gli autori e con realtà del territorio.
SOLE LUNA DOC FILM FESTIVAL
Dodicesima edizione | Twelfth edition
Treviso 11/17 settembre | September 2017
Sala dei Trecento, Ca’ dei Ricchi
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40 film documentari,
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Chiara Andrich e Andrea Mura
Direzione artistica Sole Luna Treviso Doc Film Festival
Here we are at the fourth edition in Treviso. By now, the days when we were trying to explain what we were proposing to the city and a dubious expression appeared on the people face are gone. Now that expression has become enthusiastic and waits for the next edition. The Sole Luna Doc Film Festival creates, with many initiatives spread throughout the year and across various regions of Italy of which the real cinema is its hub, an imaginary bridge between the south and north of the peninsula, as well as many others bridges with the rest of the world, so wide to lose the orientation and also the sense of the geographic coordinates.
The films selected offer an overview of the actual documentary production and are characterized by a wide both thematic and stylistic variety: from the biographical to the observational documentary, from the social condemnation films to the experimental and research ones.
The festival for the second year will be held in the prestigious premises of Sala dei Trecento, made available by the Municipality of Treviso, and Ca’ dei Ricchi in the headquarters of TRA – Treviso Ricerca Arte association, which has been partner of the festival since 2014. On Palazzo dei Trcento’’s façade there will also be an exhibition of a series of drawings by Gianluca Costantini realized during the Human Rights Festival in Milan. Sole Luna Doc Film Festival was a partner of the festival in Milan being in charge of the official selection of the documentaries in competition.
The selection of the films in competition was a long and suffered work, given the high number and quality of the submissions received, and it ended with the selection of 36 documentaries both short and feature films. There will be 31 films in competition divided into the sections, Human Rights, The Journey and Shorts. The themes of the selected documentaries are those who have always characterized the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, an intercultural journey that encourages the knowledge of nearby and distant realities: from the condition of women in Afghanistan, to the racial stereotypes experienced by foreign actors in Italy, from the physical disability to the coming out of an Israeli homosexual, from the daily observation of a group of Japanese fisherwomen to the summer of two boys in the Italian province. Great attention is also dedicated to freedom of expression and information, represented in a group of films that reflect on the role of the reporter and the press. A series of films about immigration, are also essential in the selection of the festival, given the dramatic and current nature of the migration issue, with perspectives that sometimes just observe and denounce, and sometimes provide new aspects and possible alternatives of hospitality.
In addition to the sections in the competition, the program is enriched by two showcases out of competition: Food for life, with 3 documentaries dedicated to food and sustainability and Music in Doc dedicated to the music with biographies of great musicians and stories about the musical word. Music in Doc will end with the special screening of Nanook of the north by Robert J. Flaherty, a milestones in the history of cinema, with live music by Bruno Cesselli.
Also for this edition we have forged various partnerships with the city associations within a “networking” perspective. In particular, events are planned in collaboration with Carta Carbone, TCBF, Cineforum Labirinto, Coordinamento Lgbte Treviso, Veneto Film Network and Soundrivemotion.
The festival in the spectator’s perception lasts just a few days, but only those who work for it are aware of the months of sweat and fatigue that involves to put it on and to make it work, including to make ends meet. Just before it starts you think: “this is the last year, too much effort!”. The reward comes when after the screenings you see the moved faces of the audience, others are thoughtful, the city school students who are passionate about the movies and who are friends with the guest directors, the young volunteers who learn new things that are stimuli for their future. A sense of community grows, a vision of the world that extends beyond the borders of one’s own country and everyday life, with a deep and more conscious breath. The Festival manages to create this magic each time it finishes it: we start working on the next edition!