Human Rights Youth
BEING SOMEONE ELSE by Øyvind Aamli
The trial of 13-year-old Imogen preparing for the biggest event of the year, the Comic Con cosplay convention. After choosing the cartoon character he wants to be, he meticulously begins creating his costume. We observe how this journey triggers dramatic events and slowly reveals his wounds. As her character comes to life by sewing the costume, experimenting with makeup, contact lenses and wigs, Imogen explains how becoming a fictional character helps her overcome being friendless and being an autistic outsider.
CI SALVARONO GLI ALBERI by Elisabetta Dini
War and resistance through the eyes of those who lived it in the villages of the Municipality of Fivizzano besieged by the conflict. Born in collaboration with the 5th elementary class of Monzone, a village of three hundred people in the Alps and the Apuan Alps, the film tells the experience of the Second World War and the roundups that took place in this area. The people they tell are the “survivors” of the bad events that took place between ’44 and ’45 in Lunigiana, an area killed and devastated by the Nazis.
LA BESTIA by Marlijn van Nuenen, Ram Tamez, Alfredo Gerard Kuttikatt
A young Mexican smuggler and a girl travel illegally aboard a freight train, called The Beast, to reach the United States. An accident transforms their perception of the journey.
LA CITTA’ CHE DORME by Andrea Pomarico
The microcosm of the homeless in the city of Como, the difficulties that the homeless have to face: from sanitation problems to legal and bureaucratic ones, from the difficulty of living in close contact with strangers to the almost impossibility of having stable emotional relationships.
THE WOUND by Sahar Nourmonavar
A 9-year-old girl menstruates after the earthquake and loses her family. Knowing nothing, she thinks she has been hurt.
UNA NUOVA PROSPETTIVA by Emanuela Ponzano
During a game between friends, a boy gets lost in the woods, becoming a witness to various events in a borderland and opening a painful gash in history. Where we are? And especially when?