The 11th Terra di Tutti festival, held in Bologna between October 13th and 15th, presented awards to several French documentaries and television reports.
Focussing on social cinema, Terra di Tutti this year offered 35 documentaries and TV reports from around the world, including twenty in competition.
In a selection strongly influenced by the twin themes of migration and conflict in the Middle East, Paul Moreira’s Syrie, la révolution confisquée won the Lo Porto Award for Best Film promoting human rights and the values of peace. For five years Moreira filmed revolutionaries of the Free Syrian Army, showing their hopes and disappointments.
Special mention was given to a report shown on the French weekly investigative programme Envoyé Spécial, “Les sœurs – Les femmes cachées du jihad” by Marina Ladous, Roméo Langlois and Etienne Huver. This 60-minute film about teenage girls from France and Belgium who have pledged allegiance to Isis was watched by 4.3 million viewers when broadcast on France 2 in February this year.
The short film Kachach, au-dessus de Zaatari, which will be screened in Marseille at the next PriMed (from November 19th to 25th), also received special mention.
All the award winners:
– Lo Porto Award: Syrie, la révolution confisquée (France) by Paul Moreira
– Special Mention: Les sœurs – Les femmes cachées du jihad (France) by M. Ladous, R. Langlois and E. Huver
– Special Mention: Kachach, au-dessus de Zaatari (France) by Bruno Pieretti
– Senni Award: Up the hills, down the valley (Vietnam) by Phuong Thao Tran
– Voci di Donni Invisibili Award: 2 girls (Italy) by Marco Speron
– Storie di Giovani Invisibili Award: Fleurs du bitume (France) by Karine Morales and Caroline Péricard