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With the support of Eurimages, Mibact, CNC Cinema du Monde, Arte, Cineteca di Bologna, Trentino Film Commission and Rai Cinema.


The Samouni family has always lived on the southern outskirts of Gaza. A peaceful group of wealthy rural landowners , rooted in the lands owned by the family who have  cultivated and managed over the years, surviving at the last sixty years of war, until January 2009, when a devastating massacre by a unit of ‘ Israeli army caused the death of 29 members of the family.



ritratto savonaStefano Savona studied archeology in Rome and took part in several archaeological excavations. From 1999 he devoted himself to the direction of documentaries. His feature film “Spring in Kurdistan” (2006) was awarded with the International SCAM Price at Cinéma du Réel Festival in Paris and was nominated for the David di Donatello. ”Cast Lead” (2009) won the Special Jury Prize at Locarno Film Festival. In 2011 he produces and co-directed “Palace of the Eagles” which won the Grand Prix of the Festival du Cinéma Réel 2011. In 2012 with “Tahrir-Liberation Sqaure” won the David di Donatello and Nastro d’Argento, as best documentary of the year.



MASSISimone Massi was Born in Pergola (Pesaro-Urbino, Italy) on May 1970. Ex-worker, of peasants origin, he studied Film Animation at the Art School of Urbino. Independent animator, from 18 years he is trying -in a clean way- to make his passion for drawing become a job. Despite the difficulties he has conceived and realized (alone and entirely by hand) a dozen small animation films that have been shown in 60 Countries of 5 Continents and have collected over 200 awards.


Direction and D.o.p.: Stefano Savona
Animation: Simone Massi
Sound: Jean Mallet
Country: Italy/France
Lingua originale: arab
Production: Dugong, Pico Films, Alter Ego
International Sales: Doc&Film