Human Rights Doc

Amor en dictadura by Emilia Faur
Argentina, 58′
The film investigates the effects that the terrorism of the Argentine state (1976-1983) has produced on love affairs. The documentary is an investigation into how the representation of politics crosses emotional ties, through the testimony of Alberto Migré and his soap operas. Testimonies of former militants and archive material are intertwined with an unpublished interview with the author and director Alberto Migré conducted by Emilia Faur 3 days before his departure, in March 2006. In this interview he analyzes programs of his authorship and direction, such as “Rolando Rivas Taxi Driver”, who anticipates by telling what happens during the coup of ’76 and “Orange Skin”.

Caine by Amalia De Simone
Italy, 1h03′
” Caine ” is the story of some women behind bars. The journalist Amalia De Simone and the musician Assia Fiorillo for months attended the female penitentiaries of Fuorni – Salerno and Pozzuoli and proposed an experiment: sharing stories and hours of prison life and the construction of a song written by many hands that becomes the authentic story of a controversial and passionate city, Naples. The documentary was shot following the journalistic point of view of the author and director, Amalia De Simone, who knew many of the inmates’ stories from having followed the news stories from time to time. The narration of the individual life experiences of the inmates, interspersed with everyday scenes of the prison, opens up to the story of a territory, its problems, of its beauty and its curse. The song “Io sono te”, written by Assia Fiorillo with the contribution of Amalia De Simone and the girls in prison, is also a way to tear down a wall that sometimes makes us think we are the right and see who is behind bars only like the outcasts. Instead mixing lives helps to understand, it helps to better read the history of which we are all builders.

Colombia in my arms by Jenni Kivistö and Jussi Rastas
Finland, 1h31′
Ernesto, FARC guerrilla, coca growers in poverty, a mysterious aristocrat and passionate right-wing politician, push themselves to the margins of their morals, while the much celebrated peace tries to take its first steps in Colombia.

Digitalkarma by Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi
Switzerland, 1h18′
In a remote village nestled in the misty hills of northern Bangladesh, a young girl named Rupa struggles with her inescapable fate. With a bicycle, a camera and just his knowledge, he defies traditions and makes his way towards emancipation. But when a disaster strikes her family, Rupa’s freedom is threatened. Will she be able to keep the fragile balance between the expectations of her loved ones and her own aspirations?

Do you think God loves immigrant kids, mum? by Rena Lusin Bitmez
Turkey, 1h29′
This film chronicles the struggle of Armenian families who emigrated to Istanbul as they try to provide education for their children despite all circumstances. At the heart of this struggle, which began in 2003, is a canteen-centered school located in the basement of a church where migrant children receive education from volunteer educators. During the film, the struggle of the children and their families, their daily life, their old habits, their desires, their difficulties associated with life in a foreign land are told through the eyes of 4 migrant children.

Gennaro’s fever by Daniele Cini
Italy, 53′
What drives 19-year-old Gennaro, born in Puglia, Italy, to artisan parents, to leave everything behind and dedicate himself body and soul to helping the most disadvantaged people on earth in the conflict zones of the world? In November 2017, after volunteering in Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and Niger, Gennaro, now aboard a ship in the Mediterranean, faces the dreaded decision of choosing who to save. In those frenetic moments, still painful to remember, he saves Merline, an African woman. The rescue leaves an indelible mark on his life, prompting him to follow his “feverish” need to help others. Years later, while on a mission to Colombia, Gennaro measures himself against another difficult but thrilling situation, when Merline’s unexpected phone call from Germany takes him on a new journey.

La niebla de la paz by Joel Stangle
Colombia, 1h27′
The mountains of Colombia have been silent witnesses to 50 years of war. In the rebel camps deep in the forest, Teo transcribes the difficult memories of his fellow guerillas. Meanwhile, Boris, a FARC cameraman, films behind the scenes of peace negotiations between the FARC leaders and the Colombian government in Cuba. As they face the attempt to re-enter civilian life, they join in the search for a hidden hideout in the mountain.

Madre Luna by Daysi Burbano H.
Ecuador, 1h20′
In Italy, a group of Latin American migrant mothers is fighting against the unjust child protection system that has taken their children away. These women struggle with all their love to get their children back, so that they can start their life over.

Nowhere by Natalie Halla
Austria, 1h01′
When fleeing war with the Khmer Rouge, eight-year-old Ngoc manages to survive a three-week boat odyssey on his own. Thanks to the humanity of an Austrian family, he integrates into Austrian society and becomes a renowned doctor. Forty years later, he decides to provide medical assistance to refugees arriving by boat on the island of Lesbos. There he realizes that his fate is repeated in this new generation of refugees and the old wounds are opening. In order to find peace, he begins a difficult search for his past with his family.

O tempo que resta by Thaís Borges
Brazil, 1h13′
Two women from the Brazilian Amazon, two stories. One broke with the dependency relations imposed by the forestry militias. The other raised her voice against the agricultural and mining sectors that expanded into the forest. Now Maria Ivete Bastos and Osvalinda Marcelino Pereira are destined to die. Their daily lives are a picture of the resistance of so many Amazonian rural workers and river bank dwellers, people who need the forest to survive. Against the fragility of their sick bodies and the threats that steal their freedom, Ivete and Osvalinda react vigorously.

¿Quién mató a mi hermano? by Ana Fraile and Lucas Scavino
Argentina, 1h28′Is it possible to be poor and find justice? Is it possible to find all those responsible in a case of enforced disappearance in Argentine democracy? The film tells the story of a woman, Vanesa, who leads her battle to find justice and truth for her brother. It is a difficult and painful task, faced with magistrates and police who despise her, who try to discourage her by resorting to threats and persecutions, which are complicit in silencing and hiding the truth about her brother. But the memory of Luciano and the need for truth and justice are stronger. Vanesa seeking moral and responsible materials and repeated endlessly: who killed my brother?

Y hoy somos recordados by Camilo Pauck
Honduras, 56′
In the 1970s, a battle for land ownership was fought in Juticalpa, Olancho. Peasant organizations fought for an agrarian reform based on the model of peasant leagues in Brazil. The landowners, supported by military force in Honduras, oppose any reform process, threatening and repressing the peasants. No agreement was reached and between 1972 and 1975 the massacres of La Talanquera, Santa Clara and Los Horcones took place, events that went unpunished. Fifty years later, the land continues to be the peasants’ fundamental problem.