Award Festival delle Terre 12th Edition
Crocevia/Immagini dal Sud del mondo Prize to
Sans Terre c’est la faim by Amy Miller
Sans terre c'est la faim is the denunciation of the land grabbing phenomenon, through three countries (Cambodia, Mali and Uganda) and two continents (Africa and Asia), with a portrait of men and women in rural areas that actively seek to claim the right to farm their land, produce food, defend rural employment, exist. The film expresses the struggle of women and men as individuals and communities against national and supranational economic trends in favor of the agro-industrial model. These trends, as well as other global issues such as climate change, are explained in a straightforward manner, capturing the attention of the viewer, also with the use of animation.
Finally, an essential work to give a face to food sovereignty.
Berta Film Prize to
The Water Law by Andrè D’Elia
For the ability to combine a complex and wide ranging narrative with a language of high quality and compatible with the international television market, where such work deserves to be broadcasted as much as possible.
Centro Internazionale Crocevia Honorable Mentions to:
Get a dream or die trying by Filomena Canino
For bringing attention on the issue of border crossing. The documentary photographs the circumstances of migrants with a look both realistic and free of rhetoric, putting together a story in pictures accessible but equally personal and original.
L’avvelenata. Cronaca di una deriva by Claudio Metallo
For making light through a documentary of civic engagement and increased pace narrative, the story of the attempted sinking off the coast of Calabria of the Motor Ship Rosso, loaded with radioactive waste. A story with disturbing implications that expands well beyond national borders, a gap in the democratic dynamic that the author points at, giving back at the same time a passionate image of Calabria population that reacts and forcefully poses questions to the institutions for which we are still waiting a comprehensive and convincing response.