Human Rights Doc

BOUCLE EN ONDE by Elisa Cantelli
Italy, 1h14′
A journey through the female world of the Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso. Irene and Abdoul work at Radio Fréquence Espoir pursuing a single goal: to contribute to the development of their people through a participatory communication strategy. Music and words to trace the face of women and their world, steeped in traditions but with the desire to look ahead.

CANELA by Cecilia del Valle
Argentina, 1h17′
Áyax Grandi, architect from the city of Rosario, decides to become Canela at the age of 48. This film recounts the interlude in Canela’s life in which she is torn between sex change surgery or not. With that worry, a search begins. He consults with health care professionals, his children and old friends until he realizes something of his wish that he didn’t really expect.

Finland, 1h14′
The struggle of the Sami people for their own existence.

GLAUBER, CLARO by César Meneghetti
Brazil, 1h20′
In this documentary, shot in the same Roman places as his penultimate film, CLARO (1975), friends, collaborators and people who loved him tell the experience of director Glauber Rocha as an exile in Italy in the 70s.

MAL DE CAÑA by Juan A. Zapata
Dominican Republic, 1h16′
A case of modern slavery in one of the largest sugar cane plantations in the world, located in the Dominican Republic and belonging to the Fanjul family, one of the most powerful families in America.

Turkey, 1h14′
Millions of Burmese take refuge in Bangladesh on a long and tiring journey, amidst soldiers’ fire, animal attacks and risks at sea. Human rights observer Abdulkadir records this trip and the genocide in Arakan for the rest of the world.

Germany, 1h01′
Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, in the midst of a reignited war. The area is under the control of the Al-Huthi terrorist militia. Kidnapping, incarceration and torture of male family members take place on a daily basis. The film follows a clandestine organization of mothers and wives, who have been protesting on the streets for the release of their relatives since 2016.

ONE EARTH by Francesco De Augustinis
Italy, 1h32′
From the outside, they don’t even look like farms: they are blocks of concrete several floors high, hidden in an earth quarry, in the center of a mountain in the remote heart of China. Within them, a hyper-intensive production of pigs, destined to supply the Asian giant’s ever-increasing demand for pork. Around this hyper-technological breeding, a symbol of human progress, a story unfolds that touches the four corners of the planet, showing how the global food system is irreversibly compromising the fragile balance of the planet, contributing to the current global crises such as climate change, epidemics, the collapse of biodiversity. One Earth tells stories apparently distant from each other, revealing how everything is connected.

OPHIR by Alexandre Berman and Olivier Pollet
France, 1h37′

A poetic yet dramatic ode to a people’s indelible thirst for freedom, culture and sovereignty, Ophir documents the visible and invisible chains of colonization, as well as its cycles of physical and psychological warfare.

ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW by Roser Corella
Austria, 1h15′
A look at the conditions of exploitation experienced by migrant domestic workers hired with the Kafala system in Lebanon. A multitude of perspectives to have an intimate view of the private life of employers, agents and waitresses. Showing modern forms of slavery, it also reflects on the role of women and domestic work in capitalist societies.

SEX AND REVOLUTION by Ernesto Ardito
Argentina, 1h43′
In the early 1970s homosexuals in Argentina were tortured and imprisoned by the police or locked up in psychiatric hospitals. Some founded the Homosexual Liberation Front (FLH) and others decided to join revolutionary organizations. But the leftist parties were not ready. The Homosexual Liberation Front declared that “there is no real revolution if women and homosexuals are not freed from patriarchy” .

SIC EST by Flavio Ricci
Italy, 1h05′

Some young people from the outskirts of Naples tell us and show us what they would like to shout to the world: that the outskirts are more a state of mind than a real geographically circumscribed territory. They are only young people who dream and desire resources and opportunities to be realized, who want to grow and be in the world peacefully in order, perhaps, to change it.

THE PRIEST’S PRISON by Ritxi Lizartza, Oier Aranzabal, David Pallarés
Spain, 1h25′
The mutiny of the only prison for priests in the world, during the concordat between Franco’s dictatorship and the Vatican.

THE WIRE by Tiha K. Gudac
Croatia, 1h15′
Divided by a fence rising at the edge of a free Europe, a small community needs to find a way to cope with change in order to survive.