A fifteenth edition under the theme of EVASION is pertinent to the times we are going through: the desire to escape from one’s destiny, to move away to reflect and make a new start. To live other lives with cinema, to start a Festival again with a team of young set designers, with the Faito Doc Camp to enter other realities: an Amigurumi tree for the children and scacciapensieri for the adults and portraits full of colours to create a human library
The Living Library project promoted by the Ass. Teatro Tocco of Parma in collaboration with Centro il Camino and Ass. Filangieri corresponds to our idea of the “documentary” where some guests will be able to form and become “a human book”, telling their stories or narrating an event of their own existence. An escapist experience both for the person who becomes a book and for the reader/listener who will receive an incredible testimony of life.
A particularly rich edition, with 2 international and 2 popular juries and with a shortlist of experienced professionals accompanied by a close-knit staff of young people from all over Europe.
The creation of the first Faito DOC Pitching (supported by Sabam) – with the desire to stimulate authors in documentary writing thanks to the support of a panel of specialists and favouring projects not yet supported by the industry or institutions.
An evasion into other worlds through a special window dedicated to Iranian cinema, with a tribute to the poet filmmaker Fourough Farrokhzad.
The Faito Giovani workshop between dance, land art and cinema always full of surprises with artists and directors inspired…
Meetings/Interviews with award-winning filmmakers with Doc Now! And fun, laughter and lightness with the Docs for Kids!
And we are proud of our new partnership with the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples and the students of the Istituto Casanova, the jewels in the crown of this edition…
In this increasingly frenetic and hermetic world, where we tend to shut ourselves away, the Faito remains a ground of freedom, a place of mediation to listen, to vision, to correspond and experience dreams, to organise artistic impulses rich in reflection, conflict and constructive debate, a meeting point for diversity, a privilege for us all.

Happy Festival to all and… hurray for Amor pela roda de samba! 

Nathalie Rossetti and Turi Finocchiaro

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Silence on the riverside

by Igor Galuk | 2022 | Argentina | 72′
The last chronicle of the Argentine writer Haroldo Conti on the ghostly island of Paulino de Berisso, published in April 1976, a month before his kidnapping and disappearance by the military dictatorship. The film revives that chronicle during the days that the writer inhabited the place, and also recovers film materials from the region, establishing a link with the present of the riverside.

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He was born in Berisso, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a film and television director. Bachelor of Audiovisual Arts at the Faculty of Arts of the National University of La Plata (UNLP). 

One More Jump

by Emanuele Gerosa | 2019 | Italy, Switzerland, Lebanon | 83′
Jehad and Abdallah, founders of the Gaza Parkour Team, brought up together in the Gaza Strip but their choices divided them for years. Today, more than ever, they need to find out if there is a way that can lead to freedom someone who, like them, was born in prison.

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Emanuele Gerosa (1975 Rovereto) graduated in Contemporary History at the University of Bologna in 2001 and started working as a director in the same year.

Looking for Horses

by Stefan Pavlović | 2021 | The Netherlands, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France | 88′
A film about a friendship between the filmmaker and a fisherman. One lost his mother-tongue because of a stutter,  the other lost his hearing during the Bosnian civil war. They look for ways to communicate, while the camera mediates their growing bond.


Stefan Pavlović (1989) graduated in film directing from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. In 2017, he was selected to participate in the Aristoteles Workshop documentary film residency in Romania. 

Radiograph of a family

by Firouzeh Khosrovani | 2021 | Iran | 80′
I am the product of Iran’s struggle between secularism and the Islamic ideology. My parents’ love story takes us from the Shah era to the Islamic Revolution and the hardships during the Iran-Iraq War, up to the present day – all in our home in Tehran.  In my childhood, I was constantly forced to choose between my parents; each day, I endured imposition from one side and acceptance from the other.


Born in Tehran, Firouzeh Khosrovani settled in Italy to pursue her art studies at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating in 2002, she returned to Iran and obtained a Master’s degree in Journalism. 

Bibliothèque Publique

by Clément Abbey | 2021 | Belgium/France | 50′
Every day, regulars, students and random visitors seek refuge there. Surrounded bythousands of library resources, some people are in their cultural element. The Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (Public Information Library), in Paris, is the hub of a discreet, unassuming community


Born in Dijon (France). Studied philosophy in Paris, then cinema in Belgium. Lives in Brussels. He co-directed a short fiction film (Pierrick) and signed the direction of a documentary in the context of his studies (Les visites).

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Lettre à Nikola

by Hara Kaminara | 2021 | Belgium | 50′
As a letter to her son, the filmmaker testifies her experience as a photographer aboard the Aquarius, a ship that rescued 29,523 people in the Mediterranean between 2016 and 2018.


Hara Kaminara is an audio-visual storyteller. Working between the fields of visual arts, photography and film, her work focuses mainly on social issues with a wide range of experimentation exploring the act of testifying.

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by Anush Hamzehian e Vittorio Mortarotti | 2021 | France | 77′
Naho, Genki, Mau, Mimi and Ichika live in Yonaguni, a Japanese island that looks like a rock, about a hundred kilometres from Taiwan. They are fifteen years old and in a few months, they will have to leave it. Their lives, their desires, their words could be the last traces of a disappearing world.


Anush Hamzehian and Vittorio Mortarotti, photographers, artists and documentary filmmakers have always dedicated their work to geographical and social marginality. 


Man kind man

by Iacopo Patierno | 2021 | Italy | 80′
Man Kind Man is the affirmation of those who fight against a flow of events that seems unstoppable. Two sea turtles are found beached on the coastline of Lazio and urgently transported to the Anton Dhorn sea turtle hospital in Portici. While the turtles are being cared for, with the hope of being released in the spring, Luca collects sand in the Gulf of Naples and tries to clean it from the soil left over from a motocross race; it is the material he uses to create his pictures. 


Director, screenwriter and editor. A graduate of DAMS in Bologna, he won the Leonardo da Vinci postgraduate scholarship that led him to live for several years in Sweden.



by Nael Khleifi | 2021 | Belgium | 64′
In the heart of the Alps, in the secrecy of the dark and cold night, women and men come to the aid of migrants who emerge from the French-Italian border. In solidarity, they organise themselves illegally to escape police controls and repression on these mountain paths and help those who try to enter France at the risk of their lives. Alps is a journey that starts from solidarity and goes to meet the humanity of the migrants.

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Nael Khleifi was born in 1978 to a Palestinian father and a Belgian mother. A 2004 graduate from INSAS Brussels – image section, Nael Khleifi started working as a director of photography for documentaries. 


Souvenir Souvenir

by Bastien Dubois | 2020 | France/Algeria | 15′
Between intimistic investigation and journalistic investigation, this animated short focuses on the still open wound of the French war in Algeria, bringing closer the traumatic experience of a grandfather who lived it firsthand and who, despite the frequent requests of his grandson, he never wanted to retrace those dramatic moments. 


Born in 1983, Bastien Dubois is a French animated film director nominated at the 2011 Oscars for Madagascar, Travelogue. He trained at ESAAT and Supinfocom. He started his career working at Ankama.

À l'usage des vivants

by Pauline Fonsny | 2019 | Belgium | 27′
Semira Adamu arrived in Belgium in 1998 when she fled from Nigeria. Held in a closed detention centre next to Brussels Airport, she died smothered with a cushion during a sixth attempt at forced repatriation. With this scandalous death,  Pauline Fonsny denounces the terrifying immigration policies implemented in Belgium.

Pauline Fonsny studied philosophy and editing. She divides her time between filmmaking and teaching these two disciplines. 


by Reza Akbarian | 2022 | Iran | 11′
Through the story of a turtle, the dialogue-free film tells of imprisonment and escape of when it ends and when freedom begins…

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(Galshkalaei,1992) graduated in cinematography, has 15 years of experience in filmmaking. And has directed 10 documentaries.

Les gestes de Saint Louis

by Kita Bauchet | 2022 | Belgium | 32′
In Saint-Louis, two eyes meet. That of the director who discovers the city by filming it and that of the Saint-Louis contemporary dance company Diagn’art which invests it with its choreographies. This meeting pays homage to the vitality of places today threatened by rising sea levels and to the contemporary creation that draws its inspiration from them.


Born in Menilmontant, France and a graduate of INSAS Brussels, Kita Bauchet is a fiction and documentary filmmaker. We recall A life against oblivion, a portrait of Belgian documentary filmmaker André Dartevelle.


by David Valolao | 2021 | Italy | 10′
All alone and with extraordinary amount of willpower, Melina has chosen to undertake a journey into the unknown, sacrificing her family to defend Holy Mother Earth. The rubbish that has invaded every corner of this world is the expresses and confirms humanity’s actions against nature. Melina’s movement is a demiurgic work to bring light back to people’s hearts and to physically bring order to everyday disorder.


David Valolao (Chiavari, 1989) graduated in Graphics and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa. In his twenties, he became passionate about storytelling and film directing. 


by Marco Piccarreda | 2022 | Italy | 38′
In the heart of the Mediterranean, the song of cicadas barely covers the noise of cars and summer hits. In this landscape lulled by sunshine and routine, a grandmother attempts to make the most of every minute she still has to live with her grandson Ariele. Marco Piccarreda creates a film full of poetry and tenderness, on the pursuit of happiness.


(Milan, Italy, 1976) graduated in the editing course at the Civica scuola di Milano and worked as a cameraman and editor for several production companies.


by Olivier Smolders | 2021 | Belgium | 23′
A filmmaker mourns the fading faces of his loved ones and evokes the ritual of masks as a way of connecting to the afterlife.

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Olivier Smolders was born in Leopoldville, Congo. He is a Belgian director, editor, film producer, cinematographer and screenwriter. 


La Martenitsa

by Georges Vanev | 2021 | Belgium/ Bulgaria | 2’18
My grandfather creates martenitsa for March 1st. I never wanted to wear one, but the memories come back to me and I plunge back into the Bulgaria of my childhood.

Georges Vanev

Georges Vanev was born in Bulgaria in 1993 and raised in Belgium where he studied cinematography. He has directed a few independent short fiction films over the years and is graduading from a Master’s degree in screenwriting in 2022.

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by Carolina Corral Paredes, Magali Rocha Donnadieu | 2021 | Mexico | 9′
Is that what mass graves are like, one body on top of the other and nothing else? Through the rain, Oliver sends signals to his mother to help her unearth the truth.

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Carolina Corral is a visual anthropologist who graduated from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester. She teaches at CIESAS.


The Call of the Wild

by Karolína Peroutková | 2019 | Czech Republic | 40’ | FAMU
“I don’t eat bought chocolate because I don’t like it. One that’s stolen is sort of better. Everything stolen’s better,” explains 12-year-old Michal to the film’s director. He spends all of his time with his younger brother, Karel, and they already have quite a number of scrapes behind them. They have no other friends and at home everything is resolved through yelling and beatings. The boys are known as the “two small thugs” in their town. In telling their story, the filmmaker becomes a fixed point for them. 


Karolína Peroutková holds Master’s degree in Faculty of Theology of JCU in České Budějovice and Bachelor’s degree in Documentary of FAMU in Prague. She has completed a secondary medical school in Zlín and worked in the Medical Center for Long-term Patients.

Going Home

by Chit Moe Pio | 2019 | Burma | 19′ | YANGON Film School 
A young filmmaker pays a visit to his native village in Myanmar’s Kayah State where he reconnects with his hill-farming family and a way of life marked by privation but rich in tradition that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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Filmmaker Chit Moe Pio (27) is from Kayah, the smallest state in Myanmar. After studying political science, he joined a Peace and Development Initiative in Rakhine State, where he discovered how media can be a tool for social development.

Soleil de Plomb

by Kiana Hubert-Low | 2020 | France | 13′ | Lussas
Draining of fluids, daydreams, decomposition of a stationary car.


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Born in 1993 in Bordeaux, Kiana Hubert-Low is a filmmaker, artist and performer. A 2018 graduate of the National School of Decorative Arts, she produced Homes, l’incendie n’a pas eu lieu, filmed with her family in the United States, France and China. 

Terra dei Padri

by Francesco Di Gioia | 2021 | Italy | 11′ | Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
1910s. We follow the deportation to Italy of the Libyan poet Fadil Hasin Ash-Shalmani, through poems in dialect and archive footage. In doing so, we rediscover one of the least documented phases of Italian colonialism.


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Has nurtured an interest in the cinema field since his years at the Giovanni Sello Art School in Udine. In 2016 he achieved a BA (Hons) at the Politecnico of Milan in Communication Design, after which he began a course at the Civica Scuola Luchino Visconti in Documentary Filmmaking.

The Celestial Man

by Mehdi Pierret | 2022 | Belgium/China | 14′ | INSAS
Some Chinese myths say that the Earth has harmonious connections with Heaven, and that men follow the same trajectories as the stars. In an observatory outside Beijing, Zhang, an astronomer, tells us about his relationship with the stars and his solitary work.



Mehdi Pierret is a young Belgian filmmaker born in Brussels in 1996 and trained at INSAS between 2016 and 2021. In addition to the short film “The Celestial man” made in China, he graduated with the film “Le Mobilier”, a satirical comedy about the universe of contemporary art.

Dernier Voyage au Laos

by Manon Saysouk | 2022 | Belgium/Laos | 18′ | HELB
“Fifty years ago, I go back in time to that lost paradise, where for five years I lived in absolute happiness”. Through old photos, words and drawings, my French grandmother and my father go back to Laos in the 1970s. With all these snippets of memories, I try to understand who my grandfather Singkéo is, questioning the notions of roots, attachment and family break-up.

Manon Saysouk is a 21-year-old young Belgian director. After high school, he began his first year at the HELB Ilya-Prigogine, a film school in Brussels. He continues his degree course in optional editing.

Pripyat Piano

by Eliška Cílková | 2020 | Czech Republic | 18′ | FAMU
An audiovisual elegy to a place abandoned by people, where all that remains are sounds trapped in crumbling pianos. The Chernobyl tragedy left behind a unique, tragic space, a long-forbidden zone. Traces of recent settlement are ubiquitous, released at the mercy of time and the effects of nature. Outside the realm of mere visual and haptic experiences, a documentary is released calling for the return of man as a creator and performer to continue their fatally cut-off work.

Eliška Cílková

Filmmaker Eliška Cílková, a graduate in Music Composition, began searching for abandoned pianos in Pripyat in 2010.
Thanks to the original inhabitants, she found nine instruments and used them to record.


by fleuryfontaine | 2020 | France | 11′ | Le Fresnoy
We are all prisoners of a nationality, a social condition, a skin color, to which the police and state repression force us to resign ourselves. This film tells how the bodies suffer, under the blows, the constraint and the humiliation.


fleuryfontaine is an artistic duo exploring the place each of us occupies in the neo-liberal, artificial and secure environments that condition our behaviors, our bodies, our relationship to the world and to others. 



by Nathalie Rossetti and Élias Preszow | 2020 | Belgium | 7’
A visual poem about a man and a woman searching for meaning, while all values and referring points are fading. Two voices conjugate past and present… two glances towards a future blurred moment, towards a place where to fly away. Passages creates resonances between Benjamin Fondane’s oeuvre and Andrei Tarkovsky’s and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s movies extracts. 


Nathalie Rossetti worked in the audiovisual sector as scriptwriter, documentary filmmaker and assistant director for directors and producers (Italy and Belgium). Élias Preszow is social worker. Author and critic. Journalist for the Karoo platform and for “Points Critiques” de l’UPJB. 

Andrée Dumon et la Ligne Comète

by Gaspard Giersé | 2021 | Belgium |  5’
Andrée Dumon (Nadine was born on 5 September 1922 in Brussels) is a resistance fighter from the Second World War who worked within the Comète escape network which came to the aid of Allied pilots fallen in occupied territory and to enable them to reach England through Belgium , France and the Spain. Betrayed, Nadine will be arrested and then deported in Ravensbrück and finally in Mauthausen. Released in April 1945, Gaspard Giersé filmed her at the age of 99.

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Archaeologist and artist, Gaspard Giersé , 33, has a curious mind. With his passionate approach, tinged with Brussels mysticism, passionate about history, town planning, human geography.

Black Metal

by Marilyn Watelet | 1998 | Belgium | 48’
Dressed in black, covered in grease paint, masquerading as barbarians, teenagers meet, dance, drink, joust, try their hands at seduction and  talk of the concert… their Saturday night fever. They explain awkwardly their yearning to escape from a drab reality, their empty existences. They know nothing of History and dream of a cruel and barbarous world although they wish it didn’t scare the girls. In these rites of passage from adolescence to adulthood, the boredom is always there with the violence of their commitment where forever rhymes with never. 

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Marylin Waterlet made her debut on Belgian television and founded the company Paradise Films with Chantal Akerman in the 1970s. She is director, assistant director, production manager and producer.

My Uncle Tudor

by Olga Lucovnicova | 2021 | Portugal/Hungary/Moldavia/Belgium | 20’
The director returns to the places of his childhood, where, beneath the illusion of normal family life, emerges an insurmountable trauma: abuse suffered at the hands of an uncle. Defying the silence , she decides to confront the relative in question and make him face up to the gravity of his actions.

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Olga Lucovnicova is a Moldovan filmmaker based in Belgium. As a filmmaker, she is particularly interested in stories, which can generate social changes and create a platform for discussion. Her filming style combines observational cinema with poetic elements.

The world is blue at his edge

by Iris Blauensteine and Christine Moderbacher | 2021 | Austria | 14′
It’s a film essay, experimental, about life and everything that speaks against life. As if behind glass, fragments of perception appear. They confront the somber world of today, consisting of screens and lockdowns, with the faint heartbeat of an unborn child. In the film the mother shares her thoughts with the child. What can she show to her future offspring, which images of today can speak tomorrow?


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Iris Blauensteiner works as a director and author. She studied ‘Art and Digital Media’ at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and Film and Theatre Theory at the University of Vienna. Christine Moderbacher is an anthropologist and documentary filmmaker (MA in visual anthropology/documentary film at the University of Manchester).

The Yellow Queen

by Lucio Arisci | 2021 | Italy/Belgium | 87′
A bus road movie from Cologne to Bamako (Mali) 7269 km with Christian: 35 years old, German, mechanics enthusiast. For many years he has been salvaging trucks and buses destined for the scrapheap and taking Mercedes 0303 buses that can no longer circulate in Europe to Mali, in order to resell them. What the North throws away, in the South acquires new value. 



Born in Rome in 1969 Lucio Arisci is a filmmaker, director and actor. He studied acting and directing at Gitis in Moscow.

Life on the Horn

by Mo Harawe | 2020 | Somalia, Austria, Germany | 52′
For over a decade, toxic waste has been dumped illegally on the coastline of Somalia. The earthquake and tsunami in 2004 damaged the toxic containers and spilled waste, which caused the spread of diseases. Many people left their villages but some stayed and lived with the consequences.

Mo Harawe

Mo Harawe was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. He attended an art school where he discovered his passion for cinema. Since 2009 he has been living in Austria, where he began his experiences as a director, participated in numerous film workshops, and made short films.

A talk with remarkable people

by Maryse Gargour | 2021 | Greece/Lebanon | 52′
An exploration of the roots of the geographic changes that occurred in the Middle East, particularly in Palestine during the mid-twentieth century.



Maryse GARGOUR was born in Palestine. She grew up in Lebanon. She graduated from the Institut Français de Presse. She is a producer and journalist at the French Broadcasting Office in Beirut.

The Jump

by Giedrė Žickytė | 2020 | Lithuania/Latvia/France | 85′
In 1970, just off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Lithuanian sailor and would-be defector Simas Kudirka jumped off his Soviet vessel aboard a US coast guard cutter, asking for asylum. His leap for freedom set off a chaotic series of events, leading to one of the biggest political muddles during the Cold War.


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Giedrė Žickytė is an award-winning Lithuanian documentary filmmaker, producer and co-founder of the production company MOONMAKERS. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from the Vilnius Academy of Art in 2007.


by Arnaud Demuynck | 2007 | France/Belgium | 9′
A man is in prison. His companion of cell is tortured to death. When the guards come for him, he manages to escape them. By this desperate attempt, he reaches however the roof of the building. From the watchtowers, a soldier threatens him: then the prisoner expresses all the measurement of its freedom.



Arnaud Demuynck is an author, screenwriter, director, art director and producer in animation cinema in Belgium and France. He created the production company ‘Les Film du Nord’.


by G. Daniele De Stefano | 2020 | Italy | 9′
A man on his deathbed makes a journey through the past, present and future of his land, discovering the persistence of magical rites.



G. Daniele De Stefano is an urban anthropologist and analyst of urban and territorial policies. In 2016 he co-founded Recollocal – a platform for urban regeneration from below – the multi-year project “Transluoghi” was born, an artistic-training residency in the inland areas of Cilento.


PITCHING FAITO DOC FESTIVAL: wings for creation!

The Faito Doc Festival pitching is an accompaniment of an author in the documentary writing of a project at the embryonic stage and therefore wants to help authors who have not yet been supported by the industry or institutions.  
We said to ourselves: “What would be our Pitching dream? “
And now we would like to avoid “pitching-performance” and launch a new form of “pitching-which-gives-wings” and allows the selected authors to leave our mountain with a building enthusiasm that will allow them to find the right direction, the right way to tell their story by clarifying their ideas while learning to tell their future film with lightness, depth and good humour.
Sabam, our main partner
Sabam is the Belgian society of authors, composers and publishers.
Too often associated exclusively with music, Sabam claims to be multidisciplinary and jointly represents composers, lyricists, publishers, playwrights, choreographers, directors, scriptwriters, dialogue writers, radio creators, translators, novelists, poets, comic strip authors, illustrators, journalists, sculptors, painters, video artists, draughtsmen, photographers, graphic designers, etc. This singularity makes our Society almost unique in the world.


by Elisa Frascà
The Living Library project was invented and successfully implemented in Denmark. After experiencing it in the city of Parma, it will be presented at the Faito Doc Festival, where guests will be able to experience it first-hand.
Listening to someone has become a very difficult exercise, given the urgency to talk about ourselves. When communicating with others, we often have the impression that our interlocutor is not really listening, but is just waiting for us to finish talking, to say what he urges, to say ‘his’.
Hence the idea of creating a Human Library, where, instead of reading the story contained in a book, we meet a man or woman who tells us, in the first person, his or her life experience. Better if this experience is far from ours, in terms of culture, choices made, different destinies.
The second aim of the project, in fact, is to work on integration, in the belief that through close encounters with the other (each appointment includes a narrator and only one listener), it is easier to overcome fears, mistrust and prejudices.
For those interested in supporting, participating in, joining this project, the contact is:
Dr. Elisa Frascà cell.+39 338 3633078
Welcome to the new Human Library of the Faito Doc Festival!
The portraits on display in the Biblioteca Umana are by Joël Coppens and Liliane Sanchez.



by Milena Bochet
I will be happy to see you again this year, little ones, children, big young at heart, with a series of films from different countries. You just have to dive into the screen to escape time during these projections. There will be one of the sacred masters of silent cinema but also guaranteed surprises to make echo in the room laughter and offer a moment of collective happiness for all generations.

Milena Bochet Docs for Kids

Milena Bochet is of Franco-Spanish nationality and lived her childhood in Lisbon. She is currently based in Brussels. She makes documentaries focusing on the oral tradition in minority cultures and conducts audiovisual workshops with a diverse audience. For years, she has been collecting pearls of animated cinema that are rarely screened and that she loves to transmit to a diverse audience.


The Faito Doc’s valuable collaboration with the Il Camino Centre began in 2008 (second edition) and has been enriched over the past 14 years by following the changes in the community of both leaders and young people. The team of therapists has always stimulated culture and supported the initiatives proposed by the festival. Residents have participated in the event in various forms and roles: presenting their own creations, collaborating on the set design of some exhibitions, cleaning and enhancing the area around the Casa del Cinema, participating in dance, writing and theatre workshops in the centre and creating a sensory pathway in the community, finally becoming the protagonists of a series of documentary portraits and over time of a feature-length documentary film recounting their individual and group journey.
For the past 4 years, a Camino Jury has been set up to view the films and award the Camino Prize created by them and offered to the best film.
This year some residents will participate in a training coordinated by Elisa Frascà to become ‘human books‘ of the first Faito Doc Living Library.
The children’s talents in various disciplines are the festival’s gold.
A heartfelt thanks to community manager Pietro Falco and the entire therapeutic team for their constant welcome and participation, especially Aldo Ivano Iezza, Carmela Coppola, Margherita Di Maio…



curated by Philippe Andrejevic, Leïla Bohnenberger, Dante Finocchiaro, Bartek Mathieu-Daudé, Maïlys Finocchiaro, Leandre Caruso, Johan Badibengi, Guillaume
For the 15th edition of the festival, an effort on scenography was made by a team of young volunteers trained in Brussels. The set design aims to share the visions of this team on the theme of escapes: through works that wish to accompany the spectators’ imagination before diving into the Faito Doc film experience.
The Amigurumi and Dreamcatcher Tree is the work of Belgian-Spanish artist Liliane Sanchez. The painted portraits exhibited for the human library are the work of Belgian artist and writer Joël Coppens and Liliane Sanchez.

Faito Giovani

By Bénédicte Rossetti, Marianna Miozzo and Céline De Vos 
From 21 to 27 July 2022, from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., an artistic-laboratory programme will take place at the Casa del Cinema on Monte Faito inviting the young participants, aged 8 to 18, to reflect on EVASION via the BODY related to the LANDSCAPE. Marianna Miozzo, a dancer and relentless researcher of the poetics of movement, and Celine De Vos, a versatile performer with an interest in human rights, will be heading the Faito Doc Festival 2022’s journey for young people. All together we will map the place using sensorial explorations, practices of mimesis with the elements of nature, discoveries of micro-worlds in the landscape. We will create different framings, unprecedented points of view for short actions inspired by Land art. We will create a story of surreal and fantastic moving images that will be told to the public. The workshop is designed in collaboration with some of the festival’s film makers who will shoot a short documentary – INVISIBLE EVASIONS – that will be screened on 27 July during the Award Ceremony of the Faito Doc Festival!

Doc Now!

by Antonio Maiorino
Doc Now! returns to the Faito Doc Festival, after its debut in the 2021 edition, to continue its investigation into the documentary and the cinema of the real. Listening to the most qualified authorial voices of the contemporary scene, through live and online interviews, the section renews its commitment to establish itself as a permanent laboratory on the frayed boundaries between reality, reality, fiction, invention, imagination. Together with the public and insiders, the journey into the territory of the documentary continues in order to grasp the topography of the third millennium and its unpredictable deviations.
In the often overt mingling of reality and fiction, which characterises (not only) contemporary documentaries, it no longer makes sense, perhaps, to speak of flights of fancy. Not even for those documentaries that deliberately resort to fantasy, whimsy, the unreal. In addition to immersion, the documentary seems to live, in film narration, on constant escapism: even more true than true, a film is a lie.
By talking in a participatory interview with Marilyn Watelet (director and historical producer of Chantal Akerman) and with Olga Lucovnicova (Golden Bear at Berlin 2021 with the short My Uncle Tudor), the public of the 15th edition of the Faito Doc Festival will be able to discover how much evasion from reality and how much adherence to reality there is in the documentary.
Antonio Maiorino
Professor of art history, journalist and film critic. After several collaborations with art magazines (Artribune, ArtsLife, Lobodilattice, InArte), he has written mainly about cinema, among others for Sentieri Selvaggi, Ondacinema, Cabiria and Cinema Errante, Cronache di Salerno. He currently writes for Taxidrivers and Infooggi. In radio, he has managed several film columns (for Radio Kolbe, Radio Base, Radio Stereo 5, Radio Punto Nuo- vo). He has cooperated with several film festivals (RIFF in Rome, Linea d’Ombra in Salerno), also collecting several appearances as a quality juror.


The Little Prince staged in the beech forest

by Raffaele Scocozza, Antonella Tedesco, Clemente Donadio, Andrea Scocozza
Puzzle APS – Associazione Promozione Sociale was established in Eboli, in the province of Salerno, and aims to create points of aggregation and sharing for young people by enhancing their place of belonging. Four young people – Raffaele Scocozza, Antonella Tedesco, Clemente Donadio and Andrea Scocozza – decided to pool their forces and make a wish that had long been locked in the drawer come true: to cut the ribbon of a world made up of talent, passion and initiatives.  They intend to create events capable of making spectators think about important issues. Puzzle APS is also training. Thanks to the musicals course, Raffaele Scocozza, president and teacher, has attracted many young people to set up a theatre company. After the success of the event ‘Quiet Hearts’, a charity concert whose proceeds were donated to the Civil Defence in support of the Ukraine, the theatre group is now engaged in the staging of The Little Prince. A modern take on one of the world’s best-loved tales.

Creative Writing WORKSHOP "Rido dunque creo"

(only in Italian)
With Stefano Martufi author, scriptwriter and editor; and Maria Anna Rosaria Palattella psychologist and psychotherapist
Humour is a creative act capable of connecting ideas in an original way, capable of generating new meanings and open windows onto new paths. The aim of this workshop is to train our creative side using various humour techniques as a tool. To participate only one skill is required, that of knowing how to put oneself at stake through self-irony. A training that teaches us to look at things from another point of view, to get rid of direct logic, schemes and prejudices thus stimulating the development of lateral thinking, a fundamental aptitude of those who make creativity their profession.


AMOR PELA RODA is a project that was born with the idea of contributing in a structured and constant manner to the dissemination of Brazilian musical culture linked to the Carioca Urban Samba, with its most classic representation the ‘Roda De Samba’.

Homage to the poet and filmmaker Fourough Farrokzhad

curated by Chiara Pacifico thanks to Domenico Ingenito with the collaboration of Matin Tayefi, Gian Luigi Donnarumma and with the ‘Achille Basile – Le Ali della Lettura’ Association
Under the sign of escape and symbol of freedom, Chiara Pacifico evoked Forough Farrokzhad for the Faito Doc 2022: Forough is described as follows by her Italian translator Domenico Ingenito:
“The greatest Iranian poet of the 20th century, her verses are a constant tremor in the solid formal structure of classical Persian poetry,a continuous lyrical transmutation of the infinite loves lived on the crossroads between dream and frustration. A life that ended violently at the age of thirty-two, in 1967, strewn with controversy, scandal and five collections of poems, the last of which is posthumous (…) But if it is only his voice that remains, the memory of his verses remains in the voice of all young Iranians not yet seduced by the glories of the West.They recite, write, are inspired and recall the times of his writing. Because of all that has been said and dug out in Forugh, there is still a sliver of time left to renew the gaze on the most fiery poetess of the Persian twentieth century’.
“I arrive, I arrive,
and the threshold overflows with love
and I await those who love
and the girl who is still there
in the threshold overflowing with love, I
I will greet her again’ F.F).
Domenico Ingenito (Vico Equense, 1982), teacher, poet and translator, is associate professor of Persian literature at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He translates from Persian, Portuguese, French, Spanish and Catalan. He edited for Brill a monograph on the relationship between sexuality, gaze and spirituality in medieval Persian poetry (Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry, Brill, 2020). He currently edits for Bompiani the Italian translation with facing text of the complete works of Forugh Farrokhzad (1934-1967), the most important contemporary Iranian poet. The book, entitled Forugh Farrokhzad: Complete Poems, will be published in 2023.
After Domenico’s audiovisual intervention, it will be presented Forough Farrokzhad’s film “The House is Black” (Iran – 22′) and the current situation of the filmmaker and poet in his country. The short documentary film depicts daily life inside a leper colony in the Middle East. Forough looks at reality without being afraid to show the deformities of faces marked by leprosy, comments on the images with narrative voices that sing the praises of God using fragments of psalms, the Koran or poetry. 
After the screening, the audience will be invited on a poetic walk accompanied by Iraqi Kurdish music with stops and breaks in front of photographs of the poet and other artistic productions (which her poetry has inspired) Matin Tayefi will recite in Farsi: Il Dono; L’Addio; Il vento ci porterà via; Mi fa pena il giardino; Il mio uomo which, in Italian translation by Domenico Ingenito will be recited by Gian Luigi Donnarumma.
Chiara Pacifico, linguist and translator from Arabic and Spanish, combines her linguistic and literary training with her passion for cinema. She has worked for the MediFilm Festival in Rome and the Cinemamed – Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen in Brussels. She has already worked as a subtitle translator for several International Festivals in Italy and Belgium.


curated by Nando Fontanella, nature guide and passionate poet of Monte Faito, who has always accompanied the Festival.
In his every gesture and word, his love shines through and he makes us penetrate the beech forest as if it were his home, on the edge of a cliff facing the islands or Vesuvius, he reveals a thousand secrets about the memory of the mountain. An indefatigable storyteller of nature, following him step by step along the trails is an experience that fills the eye with wonder and makes one become a child again. With Nando one rediscovers the incredible miracle of creation, the vitality of the earth that is reborn despite the work of man that may damage it.  During the walk, dance artist Marianna Miozzo will make us dream with her performance Brevi luoghi mai accaduti / 12 a dreamlike, often alienating narration that will show nuances of the human condition. Marianna will first have inhabited the spaces of Monte Faito for the duration of the Festival, trying to establish a bond between her Body and the Place that hosts her. From this experience Marianna will let her subjective imagination flow and create the performance. The walkers will meet “dancers in the skies” balancing on a light fabric among the branches: Carmen Ciampa, trainer and creator of the aerial passion method who has made, together with her friends Gianni and Margherita, a passion for this discipline, a lifestyle and a way of overcoming one’s limits and insecurities. With her, between Heaven and Earth, Anna Lisa Iorio will also ‘fly’ for us and will be accompanied by saxophonist Gaspard Giersé and percussionist Siamad Jaf and singers Ceylan Taci and Berthe Tanwo Njole.


Curated by Rino Squillante, Coordinator of the ABA Naples Visual Arts Department.
Participating artists: Raimondo Coppola, Leila Di Costanzo, Antonio Marino, Sara Pinto, Biagio Salvati, Ivana Sansoni, Carmine Somma, Graziano Riccelli e Mariangela De Nigris
The planet changes and the generations that inhabit it change, with new consciousness and more awareness. This is the sense of the work that the new generation of artists faces when relating to nature. For the Faito Doc Festival 9 young artists produce a making that speaks of contact with places and the existing in order to regenerate gazes and produce beauty and reflections.
The participation project of the Department of Visual Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples intends to produce a reflection, through the work of the young artists, on the themes of nature, the importance of its protection and preservation, and how the tools that produce beauty can convey a new way of looking at it and experiencing it.
The works will be created with materials produced from the existing habitat without disfiguring the state of the places and with subsequent restoration.

Faito Doc Camp

The association ‘Gli amici della Filangieri’ was founded in the spring of 2011 and took its first steps in the municipal library of Castellammare di Stabia, named after Gaetano Filangieri, by a group of young people united by the same intentions and a single ideal: culture. Our mission is characterised by the need to ‘conquer’ spaces to be used as cultural poles, centres of social aggregation for young people and to promote the beauty, both individual and collective, of our territory. This is to be able to restore dignity to a generation that from birth has been forced to live with and face both an economic and social crisis. We believe that the crisis can be fought through the only possible revolution, which is the cultural one! Radio Asharam is a project of the Association in collaboration with the Asharam Santa Caterina, a property confiscated from organised crime in Castellammare di Stabia. A web radio devoted to the constitutional values of anti-racism and anti-fascism, since 2012 it has been playing and singing them from the ancient centre of Castellammare, in a decade of activity it has been media partner of many local and national initiatives in the area. In 2014 the collaboration with Faito Doc was born, a synergy that led in 2015 to the first edition of the Faito Doc Camp, a week-long camp immersed in the nature of Mount Faito, marked by screenings of short and feature films, art, poetry and music.