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
– INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FEATURE FILMS
– INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF SHORT FILMS
– INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FILM SCHOOL SHORTS
– OUT-OF-COMPETITION EVENTS
– COLLATERAL EVENTS
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FEATURE FILMS
by Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento | 2023 | France/Belgium/Colombia | 92′
In Colombia, the “whites” think that the Indian of Amazonia does not feel anything because there are no words in his language to express feelings. Is it possible that a whole people feel nothing and have no words to speak of love? Director Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento, himself a descendant of an almost extinct indigenous Colombian community, went to meet the Cácuas, to talk about their feelings, their loves, their loneliness. In doing so, he reconnected with his own Indianness. With humor and tenderness, the Cácuas try to teach him what it is to be a native. This initiatory quest is an emotional x-ray of an entire people.
Sergio was born in Bogotá the 5th of April in 1987. He left Colombia at 19 years old. He went to Europe to study fine arts in France and then Film Directing in Belgium. He spent three years studying at the school of fine arts in Poitiers. Later he continued his formation at the IAD film school (institute of the arts of diffusion). He’s currently completing his master’s degree with his graduation film ‘Simon Cries‘. Sergio returned to Colombia to make a film about a wave of suicides in Native American communities. This is an opportunity for him to reconnect with his forgotten roots.
by Benjamin Colaux | 2022 | Belgium | 90′
At the end of the world, day in, day out, three men take on the southern ocean and its legends. They leave their families and brave the cold and the storms to go and meet the isolated fishermen in the infamous Cape Horn islands. Some launch themselves into these epic channels through greed, others for love of the sea or family need, but all agree on the importance of carrying forward this endangered traditional livelihood and brotherly sharing.
Benjamin COLAUX born in 1981, graduated from the Institute of Diffusion Arts. He is a director and editor in several documentary production and art photographer. At the same time, he scripted the comic strip Blue of Straw and composed sound creations broadcast on theatrical stages and at festivals. After Reveka, he is directing his second feature-length documentary on the infamous waters of the far south of Chile, Austral.
by Orit Fouks Rotem | 2021 | Israel/Belgium | 92′
Nine women, Arab and Jewish, take part in a video workshop hosted by Rona, a young film director, who teaches them how to document their lives. With each raw homemade footage shot by the women and shared with the others, the group dynamic forces them to challenge their views and beliefs as they get to know each other and themselves better.
Orit Fouks Rotem was born in Israel in 1983. She graduated from the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel School in 2012, winning her class’ ‘Promising Director’ Award. Her graduation film Staring Match was screened in festivals all over the world, including San Sebastian, Montreal, Munich and won the Grand Prix award at the Hangzhao Festival in China, Best Screenplay Award at Tel Aviv Student Film Festival, and an Honorable Mention at the Jerusalem Film Festival. After graduating, Orit co-directed a documentary series for the Israeli Channel YES Doco, worked as a film facilitator and director for the Israeli nonprofit LAHAV, making movies with at-risk youth and worked as a film-making teacher of groups of women in Acres and Givat Haviva. She also conducted research for a documentary by the Oscar-award-winning director Alex Gibney, and wrote and directed two short fiction films – You Remain Silent that was a part of the Abraham Heffner tribute “Voice Over” and premiered in Sarajevo and Jerusalem Film Festival 2018, and Veil that has currently begun its festivals round.
En attendant le déluge
by Chris Pellerin | 2022 | Belgium | 73′
Six years of exile in Brussels, 948 dialyses, 2000 injections, Meruzhan, like his travelling companions, is waiting for a transplant and a right of residence. Between mythical narrative and bureaucratic nonsense, the film traces their struggle for life. To parasitize the real and to save them from desperation, they use symbolic gestures, humour, and they laugh, even of death!
Chris Pellerin is a French filmmaker. She draws and paints as a self-taught artist. Chris sets up laboratories for plastic and visual experimentation in closed or confined spaces: in prisons, psychiatric wards and nursing homes. People on the margins of our societies become the protagonists of her films, participating in the creative process and telling their stories beyond words, in the intimacy and singularity of each person.
En ce jardin
by Natacha Boutkevitch | 2023 | France | 58′
This is a place, a modest garden by the countryside, in the pre-Alps. We follow its evolution through the seasons. Every day, for 40 years, the couple who cultivate this plot of land, record the small and major events of the life of this garden, in order to always better adjust to it. What is weaving here? The changing weather, the passage of time, the growth of plants, the constantly repeated gestures; and again, the insects activity, the heady stridulations, the variations of light and wind…The eye awakens to the sensitive world and is enchanted by the smallest moments of life. In this garden, a voice punctuates the film: it invokes the Angelus of Millet, the myth of Demeter, makes heard that of the poet Philippe Jaccottet. The film invites us to dive into the depths of Time, in order to make ourselves fully present to the world.
Photographer-author, Natacha Boutkevitch explores different themes with an anthropological and sensitive approach, she is interested in the relationships between man, animal and plant: the rural and mountain world, agroecology. Another side of his work is dedicated to questions of individual and collective memory (through micro-stories and reflections on archive documents) but also through live performance. With the association Du bruit dans l’image, he produces and realises works that favour new forms of narration such as photographic films or web documentaries.
by Mia Ma | 2021 | France | 70′
One day, Julie heard voices threatening her. Doctors gave her electroshocks, marabouts tried to exorcise her, she ingested many medicines, drank a lot of potions, spent days in the hospital and long hours locked up at home trying to forget the past and imagine the future. From an administrative point of view, since her first hospitalization she is considered 80% mentally disabled. To me, she is a preciou s friend, a sensitive soul, a resistant who decided that she would not make “a career as a victim”. I have been filming her for five years. Together, we dive into her past and discover the story of a heroine.
At the end of the 1990’s, Mia Ma watched Jean Pierre Thorn’s film Faire kiffer les anges on her television set, driven by her love of hip hop dance. She discovered with enthusiasm a kind of documentary she had never seen before, which transforms intimacy into politics, and reality into cinema. It is only ten years later, after serving chicken at KFC, wearing hostess and mascot costumes, obtaining a master’s degree in philosophy, writing for magazines, filming and editing X rated videos, reports, institutional films and DIY tutorials, that she decides to learn filmmaking at Ateliers Varan, convinced that documentary cinema is a privileged way to question the world we live in. She directed Riz cantonais in 2015, a medium length film that tells the story of the complexity of miscegenation from an intimat e point of view. In 2021, she directed Fréquence Julie, which explores the issues of madness and courage from the perspective of friendship.
How to save a dead friend
by Marusya Syroechkovskaya | 2022 | Sweden, Norway, France, Germany | 103′
Marusya and Kimi are inseparable lovers coming-of-age as Russia’s nationalistic dreams take hold. Turning Marusya’s camera on themselves, the two capture the euphoric anxiety of their youth, burning the candle at both ends – but as one light burns brighter, the other may be extinguished forever. A message from a silenced generation.
Marusya Syroechkovskaya was born in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. Marusya studied documentary filmmaking at the School for Documentary Film and Documentary Theatre in Moscow under professor Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov in 2008 and received her Master’s in Film Directing from the Department of Filmmaking at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow in 2014. In 2011 she participated in Flahertiana documentary workshop (Perm, Russia). In 2014 participated in Picture Berlin (Berlin, Germany) summer residency/art academy. Nipkow programm’s fellow of 2015 (Berlin, Germany). Marusya is a member of the Russian Documentary Guild (RGDoc).
Je suis noires
by Juliana Fanjul and Rachel M’Bon | 2022 | Switzerland | 52′
June 2020. Crowds take to the streets of Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne to denounce systemic racism: an unprecedented occurrence in Switzerland, a country that continues to deny any association with slavery and colonial power. Touched by this sudden outpouring of solidarity, Rachel M’Bon, a mixed-race Swiss journalist accompanied by filmmaker Juliana Fanjul, sets out to meet women who speak of their quest for identity in a country apparently so tolerant.
Born in 1974 in Billens (FR), Rachel (Barbezat) M’Bon grew up in Switzerland. After studies in the field of marketing-communication (SAWI) and work in advertising agencies, she completed her training as a PR journalist and then worked ten years for various newspapers (Femina Fashion,etc…). In 2018, crossed by issues related to her identity, she created the Instagram account NOIRES to offer a space of visibility to black women living in Switzerland. Je suis Noires is her first film. Its production was made possible thanks to the trust shown by Akka films and the fruitful collaboration with the director Juliana Fanjul. Mexican-born and living in Geneva, Juliana Fanjul graduated from the International Film School of Cuba and the HES-SO Master’s Degree, Switzerland. Her films explore power relations in women’s worlds and have been screened and awarded all over the world. She heads the documentary department at the Cuban Film School and teaches at EPFL and HEAD (Geneva). She is currently developing her next project at Akka Films.
Kristos, the last child
by Giulia Amati | 2022 | Italy, France, Greece | 90′
In Greece, the island of Arki has a thousand goats, thirty inhabitants and a single child, Kristos. From a very long time, from father to son, the men were shepherds and no one ever left the island to go to secondary school. Kristos’ teacher, Maria, is determined to help her unique pupil continuing his education. Will Kristos stay on the island to become a shepherd like his older brothers or will he leave Arki to continue his studies far away, on the other side of the sea?
French-Italian director and producer, Giulia Amati received a degree in philosophy and studied digital video production at New York University. Her films focus on political and social issues and have been shown at film festivals across the world. Since 2008, she has taught filmmaking in workshops and at universities in Italy and abroad. She has been a EURODOC-certified producer since 2019.
Love, Deutschmark and Death
by Cem Kaya | 2022 | Turkey, Germany | 98′
The Film tells the story of the independent and largely unknown music of immigrants from Turkey and their children and grandchildren in Germany in a very lively way, full of rhythm. In the form of a documentary essay, director Cem Kaya takes his viewers into a dazzling universe of musical diversity. In a cinematic experience of the highest sound quality, he brings the energy and spirit of those years to life.
A Moscow-born director and visual artist, she had to flee Russia when the crackdown on opposition voices intensified in March 2022. She graduated from the School of Documentary Film in Moscow and went on to do a master’s degree in directing at the Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art. His final short film, Exploration of Confinement, received a Jury Prize at the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival and qualified for the 2013 Academy Awards.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF SHORT FILMS
by Alejandro Alonso | 2021 | Cuba, France | 30′
Raudel è perseguitato fin dall’infanzia dall’apparizione di una strana luce. Ora, all’età di 27 anni, si dedica alla rottamazione di navi a Bahia Honda, Cuba, un luogo dove la linea che separa i vivi dai morti è quasi invisibile.
Alejandro ALONSO (1987, Cuba) graduated in Documentary Directing from the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in Havana. His short documentaries have won awards at numerous festivals. La despedida (2014) had its world premiere at IDFA. His first feature documentary, The Project (2017), premiered at Visions du Réel and received the FIPRESCI Award at DOK Leipzig. Terranova (2021) had its world premiere at Rotterdam and won the Ammodo Tiger Short Award.
ALGORITHMS OF BEAUTY
by Miléna Trivier | 2022 | Belgium | 21′
Can a picture contain all the beauty of a flower? This is what the narrator is looking for. To try to make it, she takes a revolutionary tool, an Arficial Intelligence. Through the film, she creates a link with Mary Delany. Indeed, the flowers created 300 years ago by the English botanist are strangely in resonance with those created by the algorithms. Between technology and emotions, Algorithms of Beauty questions the limits of our gaze when faced with AI images.
Born in 1986, I graduated from the Belgian National Film Institute (I.N.S.A.S) in 2008. Since then, I divide my time between directing personal projects and participating in the shooting or color grading of films. Cinema occupies every space of my daily life.
by Stefano Testa | 2023 | Italy | 16′
In 1965, Elio is eighteen years old and he attends the San Carlo College in Turin. He has been pushed away from home by his father because of his undisciplined behavior. During that year, he receives some letters from his parents, his friend Nino, and his lover, Raffaella. These letters sketch out the story of a restless and rebellious young boy living through teenage crisis and the first responsibilities of adulthood. Dear Monster is a collage of overlapping words, images, sounds that recall a long gone past, brought back to light through a grim finding.
Born in 1988 in Bergamo, Italy. Graduated in 2010 from Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, department of New Technology of Arts. Graduated in 2016 from SAE Institute Milano in Color Correction. Works as camera operator, editor, colorist and post production operator.
Das retirée or the last house of my father
by Julie Pfleiderer | 2022 | Germany | 35′
Se dovessi progettare la casa dei tuoi sogni ora che sei alla fine della tua vita, che aspetto avrebbe? Questa domanda rivolta dalla regista a suo padre, l’architetto in pensione Karlhans Pfleiderer, è il punto di partenza del film. Lentamente ma inesorabilmente, la casa prende forma, prima disegnata su strati mutevoli di carta trasparente, poi incollata in un modello in scala. Tra le parole e i gesti, il film diventa l’ultima casa del padre, uno spazio dove possono apparire le parole non dette, i desideri non soddisfatti, rivelando meccanismi relazionali sopravvissuti a diverse generazioni.
Julie Pfleiderer is a multimedia artist based in Brussels and Berlin. From a background of theatre, she works across the boundaries of performing arts and expanded cinema. In her work Julie explores the border of documentary and fiction. She is interested in the shift where fiction becomes truth and truth starts to be fictional. Julie enjoys collaborative processes where different media and approaches are put in dialogue to create friction out of permanent differentiation. She is currently conducting a practice-based PhD at ArcK / UHasselt, Belgium.
Desde que llegaste…Since you arrived, My heart stopped belonging to me
by Erin Semin Kökdil | 2021 | USA | 21′
Yearly, the list of Centroamerican migrants that disappear while on their journey in Mexican lands rises. The mothers of these missing people will not rest until they find them or know what happened to them. This documentary takes the viewer to accompany the grief of these mothers who do not lose hope and undertake the search for their children around Mexican towns, roads, and rivers year after year. The testimonies of these mothers reflect the pain, uneasiness, and even the guilt that they have faced since their children left, but above all, they transmit the love that moves them, and that will be their motto until they get their answers.
Erin Semine Kökdil is a storyteller interested in building solidarity and inciting social change through film. Her work deals with issues of trauma, marginalization, and migration and has screened at IDFA, Hot Docs, Camden International Film Festival, AFIDocs, San Francisco International Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, among others. Her work has been supported by SFFILM and Points North Institute. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, she worked extensively with non-profits and community-led initiatives in the U.S. and Guatemala. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Smith College and an MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University.
by Roxane Florin | 2020 | Mexico, France | 23′
In the intimacy of a laundromat in Mexico City, the lonely women of the neighborhood gathered every day in spontaneous solidarity to tell their stories. Through the exploration of their loneliness, the cycle of female memory takes shape.
Roxane Florin (France, 1993) is a journalist and director. After three years in Mexico, she deepened her exploration of human ties through her experience as a documentary filmmaker at the Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico.
On La nomme la brûlure
by Mary Jimenez and Bénédicte Liénard | 2021 | Belgium | 36′
On the same night, nine children from the same Tunisian village attempt the deadly crossing. Like a poem or a prayer, the film welcomes the words of the bereaved mothers and gives dignity to their grief.
Born in Peru, Mary Jiménez studied architecture in Lima before going on to study at the Institut Supérieur des Arts (INSAS) in Belgium. She later taught filmmaking in Brussels, Cuba and Switzerland. Mary Jiménez is artistic director of SoundImageCulture-SIC, a filmmakers’ laboratory in Brussels. Her work includes the films Du Verbe Aimer (Forum Berlinale), La Position du Lion Couché, Le Dictionnaire selon Marcus and Héros sans Visage, all selected at numerous festivals around the world.
Bénédicte Liénard hails from the Borinage region of France. The success of her first documentary, Têtes au mur, enabled her to make her first feature film, Une part du ciel, selected at Cannes in 2002 (Un certain regard). D’Arbres et de Charbon (Trees and Coal) appears in his filmography as a need to think and make cinema over time and in an artisanal way. Following her fiction film Le chant des Hommes, she worked with Mary Jiménez, directing Sobres las Brasas and By the Name of Tania in Peru (Berlinale 2019).
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FILM SCHOOL SHORTS
Journal d’une solitude sexuelle
by Nina Alexandraki | 2022 | Belgium | 26′ | INSAS
Full of desire, I accumulate sexual encounters with men. But between my desires and the reality of these nights, there is a gap. Thus, I write and film.
Born in Athens in 1993, Nina Alexandraki studied Philosophy in Montpellier and then cinema at INSAS, in Brussels. Her personal diaries are the source of inspiration for the films she makes. Sexuality, intimacy and introspection are the themes and forms that she explores.
Le voyage de Ghosty et Grand-mère Suzy
by Joséphine Lasquier and Jerôme Pauly | 2022 | Belgium | 15′ | INSAS
Ghosty travels to Poland in hopes of finding a lullaby that his grandmother never sang to him.
Joséphine: After completing her secondary education in Bangkok, Joséphine studied at Sciences Po and then entered INSAS in Réalisation. Stories of filiation, memory and consolation are at the heart of her work. This year, she is shooting her graduation film.
Jérôme : Pauly Jerôme, a student from Belgium’s German-speaking community, was born in Liège in 1995. After studying literature and architecture, he joined INSAS in 2018 in the directing section. He is currently focusing on set design and set techniques. He also co-directs short films as part of a collective of INSAS students and alumni.
by Morgane Frund | 2022 | Switzerland | 19′ | Hochschule Luzern
An amateur filmmaker has been filming bears for years. He contacts a film school looking for someone to edit a film with his footage. A student answers the call. But when she digitized the video cassettes, she discovered that there were more than just bears on the tapes. This leads her to question the power of the gaze and its voyeuristic violence.
Born in 1997 in Lausanne (Switzerland). Studied film history and aesthetics, English and German at UNIL (University of Lausanne). 2019-2022 Bachelor’s studies in video at HSLU (Hochschule Luzern, Design & Kunst). Active in the fields of documentary film, video essay and performing arts.
by Benjamin Romero Salinas | 2022 | Mexico | 9′ |
In Mexico’s Mezquital Valley, the unequal distribution of environmental services has altered the collective environment of thousands of people struggling to survive in an ecosystem they did not choose.
Benjamin Romero Salinas is a talented documentary filmmaker born in Tulancingo, Hidalgo in 1986. With a solid background in Communication Sciences and a master’s degree in Documentary Film from the prestigious National School of Cinematographic Arts of UNAM, Benjamin has stood out for his ability to tell intimate and human stories that reflect the diversity and richness of our society. Since 2019, Benjamin is responsible for the promotion, distribution, and exhibition of cinematographic works at the National School of Cinematographic Arts of UNAM, and in 2022 he was part of the Locarno Industry Academy Latin America in Morelia.
The way daddy rides
by Tiziano Locci | 2022 | Italy | 50′ | CSC – Centro Sperimentale
A family fleeing the city must come to terms with the uncertainties of itinerant life and the resurfacing of wounds that have never healed. Giulio and Eleonora, with their three- and four-year-old children, live and travel in a camper they bought with all their savings. Away from the city, they look for seasonal jobs. As the months pass, Giulio feels the need to stop and try to manage his worries as a father and husband.
Tiziano trained at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography – Sicily branch. He directed, photographed and edited the film ‘The way daddy rides’, winner of the Jury Prize for Best First Feature at Biografilm Italia 2022. He directed, filmed and edited his own films: ‘L’oro colato’,2021 and ‘Nonostante Roma’, Roma Videocittà 2018.
Tu sillonnes gaiement l’immensité profonde
by Baume Moinet-Marillaud | 2021 | France | 25′ | Scuola di Cinema di Lussas
What is the distance that separates us from butterflies? Thomas raises them, Jean observes them in her garden. As cool as it is, is there a connection between butterflies and humans?
Baume Moinet-Marillaud was born on Reunion Island in 1996 and moved to France at the age of 19 to study filmmaking, earning a master’s degree in creative documentary in Lussas. During this time, he directed Tu sillonnes gaiement l’immensité profonde (États généraux du film documentaire, Short film Corner Cannes, Faito Doc). He is currently writing two short documentaries with the young filmmakers’ collective Gros Dodo. At the same time, he sometimes works as a projectionist and works all year round for Tënk, the VOD platform dedicated to the distribution of creative documentary films.
Una Ciudad dentro de una película dentro de una ciudad
by Jonas Derbez | 2019 | Mexico | 11′ | Scuola di cinema ENAC
Mexico City. November thirteenth, nineteen ninety-five.
A city within a movie within a movie within a city.
He entered the film degree in two thousand and seventeen, he collaborated only in school exercises in different tasks. He made his first short film in 2019 “unaciudad/dentrode/ unapelícula/dentrode/unaciudad.” He works in “The city of noise” Sound experimentation program of the Aire Libre radio station. He is a member of the gang Diles Que No Me Maten (Tell them not to kill me).
by Paula Wilczyńska | 2022 | Polonia | 6′ | Scuola di Cinema di Łódź
Volatile is a short poetical essay about passing away and the invisible. A cinematic attempt to talk about death and its mystery.
Paula Wilczyńska born in 1993 in Warsaw, student of Cinematography at the Film School in Łódź. Author of some student shorts like „The Deep” (2019), „Daybreak” (2019), „Dusk” (2020), „Before I go” (2023) and „Waft” (2023). Director of photography – „Atrophia” (2022), „Self” (2023, dir: Konrad Kultys), „Doll parts” (2022, dir: Kamila Karska), „Talks” (2020, dir: Artem Rachkelyuk), „Niebieskie migdały” (2021, dir: Shan Meng) and others.
by Gwen Brown | 1968 | USA | 29′
The Living Theatre, born in 1947 by Judith Malina and Julian Beck, was a whiplash for society, an anarchist/pacifist theatre, the Living challenged the boundaries between Art and Life; As Julian Beck puts it: The theater of Emergency is the theater of sensation. For an insensitive society, sensations. For divided people, unity. When we feel, we will feel the emergency: when we feel the emergency, we will act: when we act, we will change the world.
Gwen Brown was a member of the Living Theatre in 1968 and through this experimental short film she wanted to bear witness to the spirit that animated the actors, those who lived and believed in the power of creating and provoking together to push others to unite and act for change.
by Nathalie Rossetti and Maria Hermosillo| 2022 | Italy and Belgium | 37′
In the Il Camino Therapeutic Center, a group of residents follows a writing workshop. Their trainer lightly pushes them to question the beneficial effects of writing and of stopping to listen to themselves and look into each other’s eyes.
For the past 7 years, Nathalie Rossetti and Maria Hermosillo, who assisted her in editing, have made several short films within the Il Camino Community.
They are a filmic material of memory and testimony on how rich it can be to meet residents in therapeutic care.
Sous les figues
by Erige Sehiri | 2021 | Tunisia, Switzerland, France, Germany, Qatar | 93′ | Fiction
Among the trees, young women and men working the summer harvest develop new feelings, flirt, try to understand each other, find – and flee – deeper connections.
Erige Sehiri is a Franco-Tunisian director and producer. With her production company, Henia, she develops Tunisian auteur documentaries that have distinguished themselves at Visions du Réel, IDFA, Cinemed… In 2018, his debut documentary, Railway Men, ran for six weeks in Tunisian cinemas. In 2021, he wrote, directed and produced his first fiction feature, Under the Fig Trees, which won several post-production awards at the Venice International Film Festival – Final Cut in Venice.
Par Monts et Villages
by Lisa Sallustio | 2020 | France, Belgium | 38′
Par monts et villages offers a journey, a ride of 84 years.
A walk where the past, the present, the future, the Italian Sea, the mountains of Greece, the slag heaps of Borinage resonate with each other.
Lisa Sallustio is a Belgian filmmaker born in the Borinage region. She studied political science at the ULB, theatre directing at INSAS and film directing at Fémis.
In 2020, she graduated with her film Les punaises. An allegorical fable about the capitalist exploitation of workers. The film was then acquired by Canal+ and selected at numerous international festivals. It won fourth place at the CILETTO PRIZE in 2021. During her studies, Lisa wrote and shot ‘Par monts et villages’, which became her first professional documentary, produced by Dérives asbl and New Shoes production. Her short film ‘Assoiffé’, is an ecological fable about the disasters of the privatisation of the common good of water.
He is now writing his first fiction feature film, ‘Cantiques’, about the melting of the permafrost and the disastrous effects of global warming.
DOC NOW ! IL MOMENTO DI PASSAGGIO
by Chiara Marotta | 2021 | Italy | 68′
A family, in a religious community, and a daughter who is no longer part of it. Then a new world to inhabit and a home to leave behind. These are all pieces of the life of the author, who returns home after a period of being away to deal with unresolved issues together with her grandmother, mother, and sister. Is it possible to be a family without sharing the same values? Is it possible to accept each other?
Chiara Marotta (1993) works as a writer, director and editor for films, video clips and commercials. She is the screenwriter and editor of the short film THOSE BAD THINGS, awarded Best Editing at the 33rd Venice International Critics’ Week and selected for Sundance FF 2019. She worked on the editing of the feature film BITTER YEARS, produced by Rai Cinema and Mibact. Her short film VERONICA DOESN’T SMOKE received the Best Short Film Award at the 34th Venice International Film Critics’ Week. In 2020, she edited the short film BAD MOOD, which received awards at the Dok Leipzig and Torino Film Festival and was selected for the Slamdance FF 2021.
Doc Now ! : Cantonese Rice
by Mia Ma | 2015 | France | 50′
I don’t speak three words of Cantonese because my father never spoke it to me and I’m terrible at it. My grandmother doesn’t speak three words of French because she’s never wanted to learn it. My father translates for me, but he’s reluctant to do it. So I meet other Chinese immigrants, with different languages and backgrounds. Thanks to these detours, the loss of the original language gradually makes sense.
After serving chicken at KFC, wearing hostess and mascot costumes, earning a master’s degree in philosophy, writing for magazines, filming-editing X-rated videos, reportages, institutional films and DIY tutorials, Mia Ma decided to learn filmmaking at Ateliers Varan, convinced that documentary cinema is a privileged way to question the world we live in. In 2015, she directed Riz cantonais, a medium-length film that recounts the complexities of métissage from an intimate point of view. In 2021, she will direct Fréquence Julie, which explores the issues of madness and courage through the lens of friendship. At the same time, Mia Ma works as a technician in the world of dubbing.
VIOLS DE GUERRE
by Danièle Alet | 2019 | France | 90′
War rapes, mass rapes… These words regularly haunt the international news.
A “collateral” weapon of war, these sexual crimes perpetrated alongside every conflict have wiped out entire generations of women, men and children.
Berlin women raped by the thousands in the spring of 1945, Asian sex slaves captured by the Japanese army to satisfy its soldiers, sexual massacres by the French Expeditionary Corps in Italy’s Lazio region, sexual mutilations committed in Rwanda and the DRC, the terrifying rape camps in Serbia, this historical documentary investigation reveals 70 years of a collective, perverse and taboo male weapon.
Danièle Alet is a screenwriter and director of investigative films and documentaries on issues related to the malfunctioning of our society’s systems (justice, health, history, education, etc.).
Her films explore, observe, encounter, question, exhume, try to understand and testify. We recall among his films “Sois juge et… Tais-toi?” (LCP F3), “Amours Toxiques” (52′ F5, Planète. Laurier de la radio et de la Télé), “Aux oubliés de la Canicule” (52′ France 3).
Homes, l'incendie n'a pas eu lieu
by Kiana Hubert Low | 2018 | Belgium/China | 32′ | School ENSAD
October 2017, Northern California: unprecedented wildfires rage. I imagine the roar of the flames. I live in France, where I grew up with my mother. In California, there’s my father, his new family, and May, my grandmother, who lives in her big house at the foot of the hill. For the duration of a film, I visit them. Then I remember a house with blackened walls in China: the one my ancestors abandoned… Did the fire come this way? Between documentary and fantasy, I weave a tale of my origins.
Visual artist, director and performer Kiana Hubert-Low was born in Bordeaux and works between Marseille and Healdsburg (CA). She studied at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou and the Ecole documentaire de Lussas. With a mainly autobiographical style, she develops subjects linked to the construction of her identity between several territories and cultures (France, USA, China), and to the staging of the gaze and intimacy.
ACTION PARK CLEAN-UP - WWF
The WWF association invites you on 19 July morning, at 10.30 a.m. to the Casa del Cinema to grab your shovel and pickaxe, get out of our comfortable homes, and go together into Nature to clean up and safeguard, plant a green hope for the future! Thanks to Alessio Lucchisani for introducing us to Claudio D’Esposito, who will guide us by telling us the secrets of trees. Trees increase biodiversity, purify the air by absorbing polluting and health-threatening particles, improve the landscape, protect us from hydro-geological instability, lower the average temperature, refresh us spiritually, and capture CO2 by emitting oxygen. Do you know the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona? Antoni Gaudi used to say: ‘Do you want to know where I found my inspiration? In a tree; the tree supports the big branches, these the smaller branches and the twigs support the leaves. And every single part grows harmoniously, magnificently’.
The WWF Terre del Tirreno association, based in Meta, is involved, completely voluntarily and free of charge, in the protection of the nature of the Sorrento Peninsula, characterised by valuable areas such as the Punta Campanella Protected Marine Area and the Monti Lattari Regional Park, within S.I.C., Z.P.S. and Natura 2000 Sites of absolutely strategic importance, to which are added the areas of the Amalfi Coast, already a Unesco Heritage Site.
ANDREA TARTAGLIA CONCERT
The Tartaglia Aneuro project was born in 2012 from Andrea Tartaglia’s irrepressible need for expression. Neapolitan, polyglot in soul, Andrea gathers around him guitarist and composer Paolo Cotrone, bassist Mattia Cusano, percussionist Salvio La Rocca, and after a long apprenticeship in ‘unplugged’ formation, drummer Federico Palomba joins him on a permanent basis, with whom he begins the work of arranging and refining Tartaglia’s songwriting material. Hundreds of concerts in Italy and abroad (Austria, France, Spain) He also took part in collective projects such as: “Capitan Capitone e i fratelli della costa” led by Daniele Sepe, the social project “Terroni Uniti”, and explored prestigious stages all over Italy such as “La Notte della Taranta 2018”, “Sherwood Festival 2018”, “La Notte della Taranta 2018”, “Sherwood Festival 2018”, “La Notte della Taranta 2018″. , ” Sherwood Festival 2018″ . Andrea Tartaglia already has to his credit a nomination for the Premio Tenco as best single song for ‘Le Range Fellon ft. Daniele Sepe’, which topped Spotify’s ‘Viral 50 Italia’ chart for a month.
“If someone asked me “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I would have no doubt, I would answer “I want to be Andrea Tartaglia”, a life dedicated to nature, the environment, affection, friends, music and lyrics that are the sum of all these experiences…”
Artistic Naturalistic Walk
Passionate naturalist and poet, Nando Fontanella is our Virgil on Monte Faito since many years. It is an enchantment to walk alongside him because, even when we retrace the same path and think we know the forest, with Nando it is always different, and penetrating the Faggeta or climbing towards the Belvedere del Molare with him is like following Alice in Wonderland. When drinking Acqua Santa (Holy Water) from a natural spring, Nando introduces us to the Erba Unta Amalfitana (Pinguicula hirtiflora), the only carnivorous plant in the Monti Lattari Park, and further on he explains how ice cream was born, telling us about the Neviere (snowfields) in the shade of centuries-old beech trees to preserve the ice… He knows myths and legends, history and nature, and fervently conveys to us the importance of biodiversity… Last year, we decided with him, at the end of a beautiful walk, to dedicate this 16th edition to the theme of Diversity.
Some of the stages of the walk will be interspersed with Gaspard Giersé’s saxophone or Berthe Tanwo Njole’s enveloping voice, lulling us as we follow Nando to a place chosen by the Living Theatre for their performance resulting from the Workshop with Gary Brackett.
DOCS FOR KIDS curated by Milena Bochet
For this new edition of Docs for kids on the theme of diversity, Milena has selected a varied cocktail of animated shorts and even a short film from the period when cinema was still silent. Charlie Chaplin will also be in the spotlight with ‘Charlot boxer’ and we will be delighted with some nice surprises, for a mixed audience of children and grown-ups with childlike hearts.
Milena was born in Madrid, has lived in Lisbon and currently lives in Brussels where she is a documentary filmmaker and film trainer in schools and prisons. Year after year, she collects little gems of animation and silent cinema to the delight of our hearts.
DOC NOW! curated by Antonio Maiorino
For the third consecutive year, the young but fierce and, hopefully, long-lived section of the festival shares with the public and insiders its permanent enquiry on the documentary film of the third millennium, moving between reality and fiction along its mobile borders and in its territories of proximity: where does the cinema of reality go?
In the 2023 edition we are not moving far: we are staying in the family. Connecting organically to the festival’s annually chosen theme, that of diversity, Doc Now! develops its exploration of the real by moving from films that narrate, through the documentary format, the family context as belonging, but also alienation; as closeness, but also the discovery of detachment. How does one film the family?
Here, then, is an authentic family day: over the course of a few hours, the audience will be able to ask Firouzeh Khosrovani questions about Radiograph of a Family, winner of the 2022 edition; immerse themselves in the secret rooms of Chiara Marotta‘s family with a viewing of Il momento di passaggio, which won prizes at the Solinas and Torino Film Festivals; lose themselves in the linguistic diversity of Mia Ma‘s family with Riz Cantonais, a film that has won several awards. All in the presence of the authors; all as film critics, but finally – as at the Faito Doc Festival – as family.
Biography of Antonio Maiorino
Born in 1984, film critic and journalist, member of the National Union of Film Critics, Antonio Maiorino has survived for years, fortunately, as a professor of art history. He has occasionally written about art (Artribune, ArtsLife, Lobodilattice, InArte); often about cinema (Sentieri Selvaggi, Ondacinema, Cabiria, Cinema Errante); sometimes acted as a pioneer (founding the Cinema per Infoggi category in 2011; co-founding and directing La Città Incantata Film Festival in Nocera Inferiore for 7 years). Today he interviews directors from all over the world for Taxi Drivers, a historic film webzine directed by Enrico Magrelli.
Ferdinando Fontanella – Nando is a naturalist and journalist with a degree in Nature Sciences, specialising in Nature Dissemination and Scientific Museology, from the University of Naples Federico II. He works as a teacher of Earth Sciences and Biology; as a popularizer and trainer in projects carried out in collaboration with institutions, schoolchildren, associations and youth groups. Particularly attentive to the complex relationships of the nature system, he dedicates part of his time to field research, the valuable experience thus accumulated serving him to recount the small and large wonders of the landscape that surrounds us. For years, he has been engaged in the constant endeavour to protect and enhance the territory of the Monti Lattari and the Sorrentine Peninsula.
Steven Beckers Circular economy expert with Bopro NV, Cradle to cradle (C2C) accredited architect and entrepreneur, pioneer in the positive impact circular economy in architecture and urban design, consultancy in the public and private sector, lectures at Green Building Councils and universities in Europe, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, China and Ethiopia.
Steven develops and expands practical solutions combining all aspects that bring positive low-carbon impacts to cities, convinced that there is more potential in innovative systemic solutions than in the solutions themselves and has demonstrated this with BIGH Aquaponic Farm in Brussels.His systemic and holistic approach to designing future-proof cities and buildings is in line with the environmental challenges we are facing.
President of the WWF Terre del Tirreno, a long-standing activist, over the years he has distinguished himself for the commitment and passion with which he works to help protect a beautiful and difficult land.He fights risking his life (threatened and assaulted) to protect nature. He brought to light the scandals of ‘boxlandia’, the havoc wrought by cement car parks built without authorisations and, among others, the case of the ‘social housing’ buildings built illegally in Torre Annunziata. He will tell the Festival audience about his love and knowledge for Trees and the treasure they represent, in particular the centuries-old Trees of Monte Faito.
Maristella Aiello (Stella Maris). A chartered accountant in her previous life, for twelve years she has been enthusiastically studying, investigating and practising agro-ecology and self-production individually and in a shared environment.Founder of the TerraMasta collective pathway, she promotes, supports, organises and facilitates courses and workshops on synergistic, regenerative agriculture and agro-forestry, paths inspired by Permaculture in Campania, through initiatives in support of various projects.It stimulates and encourages the birth and consolidation of functional connections between realities around agro-socio-ecological objectives and the formation of learning, operational and solidarity groups in the metropolitan area of Naples and province, which re-interpret the concept of community by translating into the social the dynamics and relationships observable in Nature, for example those of a forest.
Faito Doc Camp
The Faito Doc Camp is the camping area of the Faito Doc Festival.
Now in its eighth edition, it was born from the encounter between the Faito Doc Festival and “Gli Amici della Filangieri”, a Social Promotion Association operating at the Santa Caterina Asharam, a property confiscated from organised crime in the historic centre of Castellammare di Stabia.The Amici della Filangieri have been committed for years to the protection, sustainable development, valorisation and defence of the territory through initiatives aimed at the care and support of the community.
Faito Doc Camp is a community where respect and diversity are declined as founding values, where art, music and rediscovery of the territory become tools for sharing.
The camping area, intended exclusively for Festival participants registered with the organising Associations, is intended to be a polyphonic space, where languages, colours, sensitivities and cultures celebrate Diversity as richness and inspiration.
FAITO DOC PITCHING 2023 " wings for the author.s "
The Festival organises the Faito DOC Pitching with the support of SABAM and SCAM and under the patronage of the SIAE. Projects written in Italian or French are selected by specialists in the field and their authors.trici will be accompanied.e during the Festival by 3 expert mentors and 3 writing consultants. The 4 selected authors.will thus be able to enjoy the 16th edition of the Festival where a panel of professionals (identifiable through the network of contacts https://faitodocfestival.com/who-is-who/) will also be present.
The week is punctuated by individual sessions with a “mentor-expert” assigned to each. The.authors.will also benefit from a preparation session to help them with the public presentation of their project.
The three mentors are a member of Sabam, a member of Scam, a script-doctor from Scuola Holden. The authors.trici will then also be accompanied during a meeting, each time individually, by two producers and a European script doctor.
– Maryline Watelet (Belgium) Expert-Mentor SABAM
– Jorge León (Belgium/Spain) Expert-Mentor SCAM
– Giuseppe Bisceglia (Italy, SCUOLA HOLDEN) Expert-Mentor Scuola Holden
– Alexandre Cornu (France ) Script consulting
– Palmyre Badinier (France/Switzerland) Script consulting
– Massimo Iannetta (Italy/Belgium) Script consulting
FAITO YOUNG PEOPLE RETROSPECTIVE + SCHOOL TRIPS curated by Bénédicte Rossetti-Mancini
18 July 4 pm Casa del Cinema
FAITO YOUTH Retrospective
The Diversity of FAITO YOUTH Workshops curated by Bénédicte Rossetti
It is necessary to stop, turn around and look at the path taken. In 2023, the workshop dedicated to young people in the afternoons of the Faito Doc to share, play and deal with the theme linked to the Festival each year is transformed into a Retrospective of the most peculiar short films from past editions and animated by different artists, teachers, educators.
Assault on Faito (2013) 6′ coordinated by Salvatore Fronio, Maral Kerovpyan and Agnès Szabo
Canzone Ebbra (2015) 4′ coordinated by Pierre André, B. Rossetti and Salvatore Fronio
The Return (2016) 7′ coordinated by Milena Bochet, Nicolas Liguori and Clementine Robach
Vertigo (2018) 11′ coordinated by Milena Bochet, Danielle Vanderstichele and B. Rossetti
Vita in Comune (2019) 6′ coordinated by Esther Laurent-Baroux, Juliette Murgier, Elias Preszow and B.Rossetti
Our Invisible Cities (2021)12′ coordinated by Michele Aiello and Matteo Frasca
Retrospective Nature-Artistic School Trips to Monte Faito
Selection of films resulting from school trips with the IC of Carinaro and the IC Madonna Assunta
Dal Faito all’Orizzonte (2017) 26′ by Nathalie Rossetti coordinated by Elena Curcio, Nando Fontanella, Elisa Frascà and Milena Bochet
Pecché song ccà (2019) 18′ by Nathalie Rossetti coordinated by Elena Curcio, Elisa Frascà, Juliette Murger and Élias Preszow
Don’t forget your story (2022) 7′ by Dante Finocchiaro coordinated by Claudia Innaro, Elisa Frasca and Elena Curcio.
GEMELLAGGI FESTIVAL E FILM GRECI
Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival
We discovered in 2016 this Festival, which takes place in the south of the Peloponnese – also located in a beautiful place with an enchanting nature: immediately we felt at home and affinities arose. Impressed by the variety of their programming, always with an industry focus, Gina Petropolu the artistic director and her assistant Cleoni Flessa came to the Faito DOC festival in 2018 at our 11th edition. The first collaborations arose with the invitation of Faito Doc artists to Kalamata. Both festivals have grown and this year we are hosting three films that will be shown next autumn in Kalamata, and they will screen our Faggio Doc, the winning film of our last edition. Together we will evaluate future collaborations in the framework of European calls for proposals.
Director : George Danopoulos
Synopsis: A painting workshop brings six people into contact with art. Their living conditions lead them to find a way out through art, yet they are not able to share their works with potential recipients. A narrator, having shared experiences, accompanies the images and sounds of a six-week journey, until the moment their works are completed.
On this wondrous sea
Director : Kalliopi Legaki – 17’ (GR)
Synopsis: How can a woman, while experiencing pain, have the strength to provoke and fight for her place in society? Maria Cyber, a member of the LGBTQI+ community, succeeds in that, through her everyday fight for the right to diversity.
Director : Ismini Sakellaropoulou – 18’ (GR)
Synopsis: Two towns that have been characterized as symbols of resistance in the past have the same kind of history: both attacked by Adolf Hitler. The documentary tries to connect the two towns through their remarkable similarities and stories.
Millenium Film Festival
For years, we have been following the dogged work of Zlatina Rousseva and Lubomir Gueorguiev, a pair of filmmakers like ourselves who created their festival two years after ours (in 2009), centring their programming on the issues of the third Millennium, dealing with topics related to the Millennium Development Goals, which have now become the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A hotbed of ideas and initiatives, a crossroads of committed people with values close to our own, Millenium has always kept an eye on pedagogical aspects. Funded by the main Belgian institutions, but also by prestigious bodies such as the UN, we have had people from our staff working with them since 2014 and meeting with their directors. It is a real honour to be able to welcome them as observers in this edition with the wish that the Faito DOC can grow together with them by also organising some joint events in Brussels next spring.
LAND ART curated by Rino Squillante - ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS OF NAPLES
How to relate to nature, with a more mature awareness of the changes on our planet ?
For the Faito Doc Festival, 5 young artists from the Academy observe the places and life generated by the earth, work and produce a doing that speaks of a relationship with nature in order to see gazes arise, provoke questions and produce beauty.
The project intends to make people reflect, through the artistic work of Land ART, on the themes of nature, the importance of its protection and preservation, and how the tools that create beauty can convey a new way of contemplating and experiencing it. The works will be created with materials produced from the existing habitat without disfiguring the state of the place and with subsequent restoration.
Multilingual poetic ballade in the Faito forest "Verses of verses"
The Associazione Teatrotocco (Parma) and the Associazione Monteamare present
Multilingual poetic ballade in the Faito forest
“Verses of verses”
Organised by theatre director Elisa Frascà
The project envisages the involvement of 7/8 people who will become “actors” and interpret a poetic text in a language (each in a different idiom). The actors themselves will choose their favourite poem.
On 18 and 19 July, days preceding the performance, Elisa will prepare the “poets” for the “from memory” presentation of the poems in the forest with
Translation of the poems into Italian and English – Use of the gaze
Opening and closing of the text – Props linked to the poet or poem.
On 20 July at 10 a.m. spectators will be invited to the Casa del Cinema to follow the ballade in the forest where they will meet the poets one by one.
Each actor will have prepared a small sheet with his handwritten poem, which he will give to the spectators at the end of his performance.
At the end of the walk, after having listened to the different poets, the spectator will have a souvenir booklet with 7 poems collected.
PIER PAOLO PASOLINI IN 5 ATTI - Closing Evening of the Festival
Written and performed by Elisa Frascà and accompanied by the Scottish cellist Drummond Petrie.
A journey in 5 acts through the emotional, poetic and ideological panorama of Pier Paolo Pasolini.
A shared experience in the words and provocations that tell us of a thought that is still topical and touching.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION curated by Magdalena Madra "MY 12 YEARS OF FAITO DOC FESTIVAL"
Magdalena Mądra lives and works in Wroclaw. Graduate of Department of Photography of the University of Arts in Poznań and Polish philology at the University of Wrocław, where she also attended cultural studies. She works as a project coordinator and photographer at the Grotowski Institute. The exhibition of her photos from research expeditions as part of the ‘Armine, Sister’ project by Teatr ZAR was presented in Wrocław, Łódź, Warsaw, London, Paris and Oslo. In 2015–2016, she documented commemorative rituals in Haiti, Brazil and Belarus – the photographs were shown at the ‘Dziady of the Old and New World’ exhibition within the ECoC Wrocław 2016 programme. As part of Agnieszka Bresler’s ‘Womanstate’ project, she created portraits in women’s prisons, shelters and self-help homes. She collaborates photographically with the documentary film festival Faito Doc in Italy, where she has twice exhibited her works (2015 and 2018). In 2020, at the University of Arts in Poznań, she achieved her bachelor’s degree with work titled ‘A certain quantum of anxiety in a free state floats here on the surface’ – her diploma exhibition was presented at the Studio BWA Gallery in Wrocław. Master’s thesis entitled ‘If the border runs, I wait for it to disappear from the picture’, presented at the Szewska 16 Gallery in Poznań, she defended in 2022.
She creates photos, installations, films and mixed media artworks. Her literary and cultural studies and many years of work in the theatre lead her thinking towards questions of time and memory, structure and organicity, ephemeral nature of aesthetic experience, polyphony, trauma as well as representation of emotions, the possibility and conditions of arousing empathy. Using poetic and metaphorical language, she tries to disrupt the boundaries between what is real, legible and recognized versus created, incomprehensible and foreign. She is interested in both image and crossing its two-dimensionality, contexts of artworks and their cultural uses. She experiments with materials, yielding to their influence or leaving them towards their image. Embraced by the ecology and economy of images, she undertakes work with existing photographs, giving them new meanings, reviving their potency. She wonders about the violence of seeing and the compulsion to look, and the power of images over reality. Developing forms based on intuition that encourage the viewer to make personal associations is her strategy. She is inspired by the existing imagery in the long tradition of visual arts and imagination. Open to the variety and richness of interpretations, she willingly submits already completed projects to recontextualization. Close to her are the ‘dancing senses’ of Jacques Derrida and ‘becoming-other’ of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Gauttari. She would like to fall into images just as Paul Celan falls into words. Recently she has learned that people like h
Scapestro, stage name of Neapolitan singer-songwriter Fulvio Di Nocera, in the summer of 2015 released his first single ‘Vado per un po’ with Nut Label and the video clip of the same made by ‘Creacose’ with the collaboration of Denise Galdo. In June 2018 his debut album “Shurhùq ” was released and in September, exclusively for Repubblica TV, the new videoclip “Sempre uguale” was released, directed by Stefano Cormino. In 2019, the new videoclip “Essere di Luce” is released with the collaboration of Denise Galdo and illustrator Sonia Giampaolo. In 2020, he reinterprets and publishes a digital version of two tributes to two great artists of the Italian music scene; “Donna di Nessuno” by Fred Buscaglione, making a video clip for an exclusive release with Il Mattino.it on the occasion of Women’s Day and “La ballata del marinaio” by Luigi Tenco. In July this year, he presented his new single ‘Non c’è tempo per amarsi’, which anticipates his second album ‘È il bene che resta’ (It’s the good that remains), released in April 2022 on the SoundFly label. Accompanying him in this live show is Chiara Carnevale on vocals and percussion, and Antonella Bianco on electric guitar.
For the 15th edition of the festival, the scenography is set up by an international team of volunteers. The set design created with recycled objects or natural materials is intended to share the visions of this team of young people on the theme of Diversity. The set designs aim to awaken and provoke the spectators’ imagination before diving into the Faito Doc film experience. Participating in the set designs are Maïlys Finocchiaro, Nell Ahrend, Lucie Toussaint, Philippe Andrejevic, Laila Bohnenberger, Dante Finocchiaro, Bartek Mathieu-Daudé, Leandre Caruso, Johan Badibengi. ‘The Tree of the Different’ is the work of Belgian-Spanish artist Liliane Sanchez. The painted portraits exhibited for the Human Library are the work of Belgian artist Joël Coppens and Liliane Sanchez.
SENEGALESE CLOTHES PARADE
accompanied by the soulful voice of artist Berthe Tanwo Njole
and the joyful saxophone of Gaspard Giersé
After the screening of the documentary Je suis noires by Rachel M. Bon and Julie Fanjul, in collaboration with CPS, the staff of Faito Doc and Doc Camp will parade in the House of Cinema in clothes sewn in Senegal, in the Don Gennaro Somma Sewing and Embroidery Training Centre. This school, set up in 2010 in defence of marginalised women in Mbour, is attended by girls with little schooling, without work, often forced into early marriages and at risk of prostitution.
Since 2015, as an indirect form of support for the school, CPS has been organising fashion shows, and from the sale of the clothes it makes a small budget to improve equipment or whatever else is needed during the school year for these girls. The fashion show, of course, is also an opportunity for contact with a distant culture, for mutual acquaintance and comparison.
Theatre workshop The Living Theatre Resist Now: the Theatre of Emergency
The Living Theatre, founded in 1947 by Judith Malina and Julian Beck, was the 20th century’s most radical experience of theatrical subversion. From stages to streets around the world, where its communal nomadism took it, The Living created shows that have entered theatre history. An anarchic/pacifist theatre, The Living challenged the boundaries between Art and Life; it worked collectively in most of its productions; and it continues to this day to create new plays that answer the most important questions of our time.
Living Theatre Europe Master Class Workshop
directed by Living Theatre’s Gary Brackett
Saturday to Tuesday, 22/25 July from 10am to 1pm
Final performance 17h30 Tuesday 25 July
I see all the danger, the disenchantment, I am not satisfied, I recognise the emergency in every place and home.
: it is not what we do not know, it is what we do not feel. The theatre of Emergency is the theatre of sensation. For an insensitive society, sensation. For divided people, unity. When we feel, we will feel the emergency: when we feel the emergency, we will act: when we act, we will change the world.
The proposed workshop activity will be carried out using the material, scenes, forms and expressive languages that make up the Living Theatre alphabet.The techniques used will be those developed by the company over its 60 years of activity: non-fictional acting; collective creation; rituals; yoga and mindfulness practices; formal elements of Street Theatre; Butoh Dance.
In the workshop we will experiment with new forms of ritual, valid in our daily lives, according to the changed needs and new social and political conflicts on our territory.The workshop is open to everyone, professional and amateur actors; and people without previous theatre experience.
Workshop introducing permaculture and synergistic agriculture in the Il Camino Community
Devised by Elena Bignardi
Curated by Stella Maris Aiello
In an informal, lively and dynamic atmosphere, we will make fantastic discoveries directly from the wonderful world of Nature and share the experience of our first entry into the world of permaculture and natural and synergic agriculture. We will talk about functional biodiversity; Garden design: designing walkways; Mulching: which, where, how, when, why; Permanent flower beds; Water management: studying slopes; – Growing without irrigation: swales and rainwater management; Irrigation system, drip, drop from cistern; Phenological calendar as a valid tool also to cope with climate change; “peace” tools for soil life; Biomass plants; – Perennial and perennial plants in the vegetable garden ; Fruit trees and support trees or shrubs for stable and resilient systems, nods to regenerative agriculture and agro-forestry systems (food forest); Functional integration of a synergistic vegetable garden in a permaculture project.
We will put into practice the first principle of permaculture, which calls for observing the place before interacting. We will also make a functional analysis of the elements and assess their needs, products and intrinsic factors, and criticalities. During the site survey we will be introduced to permaculture. Then we will observe the soil and spontaneous plants, try to draw conclusions and learn to distinguish some of them according to their ecosystem function. We will see
Workshop: The Living Library
at the Camino in the Therapeutic Rehabilitation Centrefor the treatment of addictions and related psychiatric pathologies
by Elisa Frascà
As in real-life cinema, these are true stories, but here the encounter is with one person at a time in the flesh. A book that comes to life against stereotypes and prejudices.
It is a new form of intercultural ‘Listening’ to get to know realities of life different from one’s own. The first Living Library experience was created in Denmark in 2000, by the Danish association Stop The Violence following an incident of racism against a boy of foreign origin. The initiative has spread widely in Europe in recent years, thanks in particular to the recognition of the Council of Europe, which counts it among the good practices to be disseminated. It is an experience that prompts us to reflect on the weight that prejudice and discrimination have in everyone’s life, on how the many characteristics of a person are all too often reduced to a single one through a label or a title: gay boy, vegan boy, veiled girl, Roma boy, immigrant, drug addict, transsexual, refugee…
Just like behind every cover, inside every living book there is a world waiting to be told and read: entering a Living Library means choosing a title from a list (at the INFO POINT of the Faito Doc) and exploring it, then meeting a person in the flesh who tells their story.
The meeting with the living books will take place in the garden of the therapeutic centre ‘Il Camino’.