SiciliAmbiente goes live and Tuesday 20 July we start at dawn with a new appointment between 5:30 and 7:30 on the Lungomare with SUP Sunrise & breathing mindfulness – Group outing in Stand Up Paddle with breathing mindfulness session and breakfast , by SUPrising.
In the Garden Area of the festival at 7.30 pm for literary aperitifs will be presented “101 Scorie Zen” by Martino Lo Cascio, in the presence of the author. The book is a visual and introspective journey, 101 shots by Martino Lo Cascio embellished with 56 haiku, across the coasts of Togo and Benin. A survival manual that invites you to take a new point of view on the world to redevelop and enhance what has always been discarded; to recover and gently include the excluded, the repressed; save from oblivion many small stories threatened by the lopsided memory of our time; to relate inexhaustibly existences, traces of a lost humanity.
The short and animation competition continues in the Garden at 9.30 pm. From Italy in world premiere Elettra by Alessandro Quadretti starring Lisa Granuzza Di Vita, electro-sensitive actress. Elettra is a girl like many others: she studies, shares an apartment with a co-tenant she is a close friend of and lives her days with carefree. Suddenly, however, he discovers that he suffers from electrosensitivity …
From France Glace à l’Eau by Mathieu Barbe, Damien Desvignes, Victor Hayé. Separated from its glacier, a curious iceberg drifts with the currents. He is then amazed to discover, with a little fear, a world as majestic as it is tormented.
Also from Italy Altromare: Professional Fishing for Biodiversity by Stefano Romano in the presence of the director. Altromare is a project which, through the direct involvement of local fishing communities, especially in the collection of plastic waste in the sea, has set itself the goal of restoring and preserving the delicate marine biodiversity in the coasts of Campania, Calabria and Puglia.
At 10.30 pm for the documentary competition of the A Whale’s Worth Festival by Juan Antonio Rodríguez Llano and Felipe Pinzón Barbosa arrives from Spain in world premiere. Producer Virginia García Rubio was present at the festival.
The Canary Islands are a paradise for whales. Their waters contain more than a third of the world’s species, making them the most important enclave in the European Union and one of the most important globally. Today this paradise is threatened by various human pressures, such as boat collisions, plastic consumption and climate change. This fight aggravates their mortality every year and makes us face ourselves as responsible for their survival, forcing us to rethink how much we value these animals. How much is a whale worth? Can you put a price on the life of such a majestic animal? How can we estimate its value? How has the value that humans place on whales changed over the course of history? What are whales needed for? To answer all these questions, Natacha Aguilar, eminent scientist and expert in Canary whales, supported by a group of scientists and non-profit organizations, will guide us on a spectacular journey through time and space to discover the untold stories of the life of these animals.
On the beach at 10.15 pm the animation of Song Sparrow by Farzaneh Omidvarnia filmed between Iran and Denmark. A group of refugees try to reach a safe country in search of a better life in a refrigerated truck. However, the freezing temperature of the truck turns their hopes for a better future into a fierce struggle for survival.
The day for fiction feature films closes at 10.30 pm Nour by Maurizio Zaccaro with Sergio Castellitto, Linda Mresy, Valeria D’Obici, Thierry Toscan, Raffaella Rea. The film tells the story of a ten-year-old girl, who alone made a hard journey to reach Europe. Her name is Nour (Linda Mresy) and, after crossing the Mediterranean and surviving a violent shipwreck unscathed, she arrived in Lampedusa, where she was rescued by the doctor Pietro Bartolo (Sergio Castellitto). The man becomes her hero, he takes care of her and tries to reconstruct Nour’s story piece by piece and at the same time he tries to give her a present and a peaceful future, as all children of her age should have.