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Ischia Film Festival 2015: telling about territorial contradictions

Posted in Festival history - Thirteenth edition 2015

The documentary “Gomorraland” opening the “Denied location” section.

15SlaveryInYemenIschia, 18/06/2014] Over recent years the section “Denied Location” is getting one of most important meeting during the cinematographic festival of Ischia. Even evaluating the territories, this competitive special section tells about territories been ruined by the struggles between civilisation and progress and also about the rights and hope of people suffering because of the wars or affected by natural disasters.
During the opening night of the thirteenth festival edition the “Denied Location” section will be open screening the world premiere of “Gomorraland”, a Duccio Giordano documentary telling about Scampia and Naples, about the conflicts between crime and government. Magistrate and policemen fighting for ideals. The director will be in Ischia to introduce his work, there will be also Catello Maresca, member of a group of antimafia magistrates, who arrested Michele Zagaria and who is also the author of the book  “L’ultimo Bunker”.
15IfThisTownWasMine“The selected works for the “Denied Location” section of this year makes me so glad” – claimed the festival director Michelangelo Messina – “Besides the territorial issues shown by “Gomorraland” and “La cella zero” by Salvatore Esposito, we have also documentaries concerning international urgencies, such as slavery inflicted in Yemen told in “Slavery in the Yemen” by  Ashraf Mashharawi, or the one about immigrants looking for a place to live in the Aleksandras Brokas “Endless corridor” or even about the abuse in the Brazilian favelas during the World Cup told by Felipe Pena in his “If this town wasn’t mine”.
“In other words, not just beautiful landscapes and interest in seeing the locations thought the cinema,  but also a careful attection to territories often overlooked and a focus on the human rights violated because of the arrogance and power, thanks to the cinema and to independent festivals, like the Ischia one, important causes reach a wider audience in order to denounce these cruel realities”.


The Ischia Film festival will take place starting from June 27th to July 4th in the marvellous Aragonese Castle of Ischia.

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