The Royal Film Commission – Jordan,
in partnership with PriMed International Festival of
Mediterranean Documentary and Reportage
invites you to attend the screenings of
“𝐀 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐦𝐬”
From Monday 16th until Thursday 19th of March 2020
7:00 PM at The Rainbow Theater - Jebel Amman- 1st Circle
Monday 16 March
Followed by a discussion via Skype with the director Nuno Escudeiro
Nuno ESCUDEIRO, 75 minutes, Documentary, In English and French with English subtitles, Italy/ France, 2019
For centuries the valleys of the Roya and the Durance, between Italy and France, belonged to one country or the other. Today it is through these valleys that refugees try to pass when they have been refused entrance at the border at Menton or Ventimiglia.
Faced with their distress, some local people have decided to welcome them anyway, to protect them, to grant them “board and lodging”. But this gesture is both risky and illegal. The people living in the valley decided to make their actions public, as an appeal for solidarity. But then the media descended, leading to a far greater police presence and yet more controls.
This film tells some personal stories but also shows their collective actions. It follows ordinary men and women who, in the name of solidarity, are fighting to continue doing what they believe to be morally right.
“The Valley” has participated in numerous film festivals such as: HOT DOCS, BFI London Film Festival, RedHuman Right Festival, MedFilm Festival, Doc Point Film Festival – Helsinki, Lunenburg Film Festival, Bergen Film Festival, Via Emilia Doc Fest.
Tuesday 17 March
Francesco PATIERNO, 70 min, Docmuentary, in Italian with English subtitles, Itlay, 2018
The rise of the Camorra in Naples shaped the evolution of the city. From smuggling in its early days to the powerful organized clans of today, the Camorra has developed its own para-military power.
Through the use of archival footage and news bulletins, “Camorra” shows the true face of one of the Mafia's most powerful organizations.
The film was screened in several film festivals including: IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Buenos Aires Festival, Milano MovieWeek.
Wednesday 18 March
The Trial of Ratko Mladic
Henry SINGER and Robert MILLER, 100 min, Documentary, In English, United Kingdom/ Norway, 2018
What or who does international justice serve? In 2012, a historic trial began in The Hague, that of General Ratko Mladić, who led the siege of Sarajevo and the massacre in Srebrenica.
For five years, the two filmmakers did a huge job editing hundreds of hours of footage giving voice to the victims but also to the lawyers of Mladić and his relatives.
The film has won several awards including Best Documentary at ASN World Convention Festival in NYC, 3rd Prize in the category Best European TV Documentary of the Year 2019, Broadcast Prize from RAI3 at PriMed 2019.
It was screened at several film festivals including: IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Göteborg Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival London, Dok Fest Munich, HOT DOCS, CPH: DOX CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Movies That Matter.
Thursday 19 March
Sami MERMER and Hend BENCHEKROUN, 100 min, Documentary, In Turkish/ Kurdish and French with English subtitles, Canada, 2019
In the middle of Turkish Anatolia is a Kurdish village, Xalko. Filmmaker Sami Mermer who, like so many others, has emigrated to the West, returns to visit the place where he was born. He finds Xalko populated mainly by women, with just a few men, those who remained.
With co-director Hind Benchekroun, he introduces us to the “flip side” of migration. “Xalko” chronicles a way of life threatened by the exodus, while also being a poignant portrait of strong women living without men.
The film has received the Award of Excellence in the New Asian Currents Awards category at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, the Gold Leaf for the Best Feature film at Duhok International Film Festival, Prix à la diffusion 2M at PriMed Film Festival, Jury Special Mention at Documenta Madrid and Special Mention at the International Women Film Festival of Sale.