I AM GAGARIN

1991. I’m 20. The USSR collapses and i fly away in the first russian RaveParties. My friend Vanya, organizer of those events and leading figure of this movement, disappeared in 1998. Searching for him, i go back to this breathtakingly time using testimonies, archives and memories. Where is Vanya ? Where has this feeling of freedom gone ?

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THE CALL

Sixty common citizens chosen by lot spend the day in a room at Milan Assizes Court waiting to find out who will be chosen to be a juror and decide on the lives and freedom of other human beings.

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WHEN PIGS COME

The media and the politics have integrated with the privacy of Dragoslava’s family, and this she contemplates with humour and firmness. Each and every one of her actions during the day is an act of responsibility¬† through which she begins changing the world.

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WHIPPING ZOMBIE

In a remote haitian village a dance exists, with slaves and masters, it’s the whipping zombie ritual. On a inducing trance music played by rara bands men whip and fight till they die and reborn in the infinite cycle.

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THE CHALLENGE

Among SUVs, Lamborghinis, private jets and Mad Max-like dune bashing contests, takes place the preparation of a baroque falconry competition. An anthropology of a contemporary desert.

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BETWEEN SISTERS

Ornella and Teresa, two sisters who, after a lifetime spent looking after each other, in the film live their moment of separation, which is also when the secret of a whole existence is unveiled. The confrontation of two opposed characters, bound by a mutual love filled with too many responsibilities

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DANCING WITH MARIA

Maria Fux is a 90 years old Argentinian dancer. In her studio in the heart of Buenos Aires she is still dancing, teaching and conserving the elegance and the energy of a young performer. She accepts all kinds of people in her classes forming integrated groups of dancers. She gives everybody the possibility to develop their own way of expressing themselves and gets out the talent from dancers of all ages and conditions.

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THE TRAIN TO MOSCOW

The Train to Moscow chronicles the end of an era and the end of a dream through the eyes of Sauro Ravaglia, an amateur film-maker, barber and communist. Sauro and his friends dream of a world of peace, brotherhood, and equality: they dream of the Soviet Union. A once in a lifetime opportunity comes their way when they have the chance of attending the World Festival of Socialist Youth in Moscow. Sauro and his friends arm themselves with an 8mm camera to film their great journey. What happens when they come face to face with their utopian dream?

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MAXIMUM PLEASURE

Extravagantly expensive massaging mats, rejuvenating ampoules and sets of steam pots are only a few of the vast spectrum of objects sold by young salesmen at suspicious commercial presentations for old-age pensioners. Protagonists of the film are five friends fascinated by such presentations. They spend their savings on such products not out of necessity, but in the attempt to fill the emptiness in their lives. The absurdity of these purchases shows their fight against getting old and against their loneliness.

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FROM THE DEPTHS

A film by Valentina Zucco Pedicini   Sardinia, nowadays. Dal Profondo is entirely shot 500 meters below  the sea level in the Nuraxi Figus coal mine. Patrizia, the only Italian female coal miner, will guide us into most impenetrable places of the last coal mine in Italy and into the

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THE LAST SHEPHERD

A film by Marco Bonfanti     Renato Zucchelli is the last travelling shepherd left in a metropolis, and he has a dream: to lead his flock of sheep to the inaccessible city center to meet the children who have never seen him, showing them that dreams and freedom will

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