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THE TABLADA CONSPIRACY • 2020

DIRECTOR: Jose Antonio Torres

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '74

 

SYNOPSIS: Seville 1931. Two months after the proclamation of the Second Republic, the press speaks of an imminent uprising of day laborers in Seville to proclaim libertarian communism. They accuse Blas Infante and some soldiers from the Tablada base.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc

FEATURE DOCS

SEVEN THOUSAND SOULS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Sanjin Miric

COUNTRY: Czech Republic

RUNTIME: '66

 

SYNOPSIS: Serbia alone had lost a third of its entire population in the Great War, almost half its men. This film talks about those that never returned home from the two biggest Austria-Hungarian prisoner camps on the territory of today's Czech Republic - Jindřichovice and Broumov.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc

AIT ATTA, NOMADS OF THE HIGH ATLAS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Eda Elif Tibet, Inanc Tekguc

COUNTRY: Morocco

RUNTIME: '76

 

SYNOPSIS: The Bin Youssef family migrates every year from the desert-like landscape of Nkob to the green pastures of Igourdane. With their goats (number around 800) , donkeys, mules, camels and dogs, each summer they embark on a formidable journey of resilience by foot. Overcoming difficult weather conditions with hot and dry days and cold nights, with limited access to food and water, the family makes their way through uneven terrain with steep climbs and descents, to reach the agdal before the official opening where all the right holders are allowed to take their livestock into the pastures. As part of this traditional system of communal natural resource management, the Ait Atta tribe preserves their ancestral right of access to the agdal dating back hundreds of years, even if it is often times denied and challenged by the villagers settled around. A sensorial ethnographic film on the incredible movement and (im)mobilities of the family and their herd, the film juxtaposes the hopes and constraints, obligations and sacrifices of a family torn apart between their traditions and their need to adapt to modern life. Stretching over the past, present and the future, the film provides an untimely intergenerational perspective on the essence and the very challenges of nomadism within an ever transforming Moroccan society.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Feature Doc