At SiciliAmbiente on Thursday 22 July at 7.00 pm in Room 2 at the tourist harbor of San Vito Lo Capo, the event of Greenpeace Italia, historical partner of the festival, is awaited. The meeting, entitled “Climate crisis: a vision is missing. How the Recovery and Resilience Plan is a missed opportunity for a real turning point in policies to combat the climate crisis “will see the presence of Giuseppe Onufrio, Director of Greenpeace Italy and Gianni Silvestrini, Scientific Director of the Kyoto Club.
Two Italian premieres for the documentaries. A Youth by Giorgio Bosisio, from the United Kingdom. Athens city limbo: point of arrival or (re) departure. For many, a grotesque theater where their own destiny is decided. But for Peyman and his friends, a group of Afghan teenagers, Athens is also a place of newfound freedom in which to discover oneself. Rap, aimless walks between concrete and sea, tales of the past and dreams blend and blend with the seasons. Waiting to know what will happen to his future, Peyman seeks answers in the words of friends and family, using his music and poetry to try to make sense of the world around him. Director Giorgio Bosisio will be present at the Festival.
Also Another Life by Jan Prazak, from Austria as an Italian premiere. Alex lives as a hermit on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. He rarely socializes with humans, instead sharing his life with animals: birds, geese, donkeys. Even smaller creatures find shelter in its shelter. Observing flies and spiders through a jeweler’s lens, Alex realizes that the law of who eats and who gets eaten is not a possibility in his own realm.
An Italian preview also among the fictional films in competition: from France A Fishy Business in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon by Christian Monnier with Céline Mauge, Jules Sitruk, Philippe Rebbot, Claire Nadeau, Patrick Bouchitey. Céline, is hired by the famous director Milan Zodowski to interpret a mysterious film shot in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. He arrives there to discover that the troupe is made up only of a sound engineer and a head of unit and that Milan stubbornly refuses to leave the cabin in which he is locked up. Céline realizes that filming will not take place. So he chooses to face his fate. This plunge into reality forces her to open up to herself and to others. Director Christian Monnier will be present in San Vito Lo Capo.
In competition also Siberia by Abel Ferrara with Willem Dafoe, Dounia Sichov, Simon McBurney, Cristina Chiriac, Daniel Giménez Cacho. The film shot between Italy, Germany and Mexico stars Clint, a tormented man in search of himself who has retired to an isolated shack in the ice, hoping to find serenity. Clint runs a small club, frequented by the rare passing travelers and the few inhabitants of the area. However, isolation does not help him find peace. One evening, with his sled and his dogs, he sets out on a journey to the world he once knew, in an attempt to face himself. It is a journey into dreams, memory and imagination, in search of its true nature.
Special screening out of competition for the short Il Banco del Pesce by Filippo Barbaro in the presence of the director. For the short films From Trash to Treasure: Turning Negatives into Positives by Iara Lee shot in the USA, Bulgaria and Lesotho. From erosion, to overgrazing, to persistent poverty, the people of Lesotho, a mountainous country surrounded by South Africa, face a number of difficult challenges. A story through the art of various designers, directors, musicians. For the animations Only a Child by Simone Giampaolo from Switzerland, he gives shape and color to Severn Suzuki’s original speech at the UN summit in Rio (1992): a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet.
The 10th annual Under 18 SiciliAmbiente Regata, organized by Layline, will open the day at 11.00 at the tourist harbor.