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RESCUE STORY • 2020

DIRECTOR: Daniel Gartzke

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '64

 

SYNOPSIS: Without a doubt, the place of animals in our life is now permanent.

Their companionship provides us with emotional support, responsibility, and deep bonds found in few other places.

Although for many animals, the life of comfort and friendship isn’t the life they are dealt. Nearly 1.5 million animals are euthanized yearly thanks to the overcrowding and under funding of traditional shelters, the lack of outlets available to animals seeking homes, and from the average citizen choosing their pet acquisition from sources like pet stores and puppy mills, rather than adopting a rescue.

Our film, A Rescue Story will dramatically present the challenges facing traditional shelters and societal causes for animal overpopulation. We will present solutions to the problem by showing alternatives to euthanisa and highlight the ways different people, shelters, and organizations are combating the problem around the country.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc

FEATURE DOCS

BORDERS, THE WAYS TO EUROPE
• 2020

DIRECTOR: Valerio Nicolosi

COUNTRY: Italy

RUNTIME: '63

 

SYNOPSIS: "Frontiere, Le Vie Per L'Europa" es un documental que entrelaza las historias de los migrantes y las de los voluntarios, historias que se encuentran todos los días en las rutas hacia Europa. Desde 2014, más de 19,000 personas han muerto, tragadas por la frontera más mortal del mundo, la del Mediterráneo Central. Open Arms, así como otras ONG, han llenado el vacío dejado por los gobiernos, que se han desinteresado en el destino de la gente, principalmente sirios, afganos y sudaneses, que tomaron la ruta marítima desde Libia para llegar a Europa y reconstruir un lejano La vida de la guerra. Riccardo Gatti y Anabel Montes, los dos jefes de misión de Proactiva Open Arms, junto con otros voluntarios, incluido el actor Richard Gere, nos dicen lo importante que es estar presente en ese tramo de mar y salvar vidas. Mohammed, Hortensia, Mussar y otros migrantes nos cuentan sobre la vida de la que escaparon, el largo viaje, las prisiones libias y la tortura. Sobre todo, nos dicen lo que esperan del futuro. Un documental filmado a bordo del Open Arms, entre julio de 2018 y agosto de 2019.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc

A NOSSA BANDEIRA JAMAIS SERÁ VERMELHA • 2019

DIRECTOR: Pablo Lopez Guelli

COUNTRY: Brazil

RUNTIME: '72

 

SYNOPSIS: "A Nossa Bandeira Jamais Será Vermelha" shows the struggle of independent journalists in Brazil to break the blockade imposed by 6 families that dominate the country's information system. Brazil has "6 Berlusconis" that together control more than 90% of the national audience in all types of media. According to the interviewees, the Berlusconis were responsible for one of the biggest journalistic frauds of all time: a massive hoax that destroyed people's trust in the traditional press and threw Brazil into fascism. By examining the role of the Brazilian media in the socio-political events that occurred between 2013 and 2019, the film answers a question that is intriguing to everyone: Who is Bolsonaro, and how has he become the president of the sixth most populated the world?

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc

• Best Director