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

SYNOPSIS

In the rural outskirts of Gaza City a small community of farmers, the Samouni extended family, is about to celebrate a wedding. It’s going to be the first celebration since the last war. Amal, Fuad, their brothers and their cousins have lost their parents, their houses and their olive trees. The neighborhood where they live is being rebuilt. As they replant trees and plow fields, they face their most difficult task: piecing together their own memory. Through these young survivors’ recollections, “Samouni Road” conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.

 

THE AUTHOR

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.

 

THE ANIMATOR

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.

CREDITS

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