Director Jon Alston (US)
Augustus, a literate, escaped slave masquerading as a free man in Massachusetts just prior to the Civil War, experiences nightmares of his son's death and a future America that resembles the struggles of his own time. Augustus soon realizes the horrors of slavery and racial inequality will only continue if he remains complicit. He’s left with one choice; speak out or risk his freedom.
Director Alice Rotiroti (Italy)
June 29th 2019. Non-Government search and rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3, captained by Carola Rackete, docks at Lampedusa Port despite the abject refusal of the port authority.
MEZZAGIORNATA documents the hours during which this news reaches an Italian family in their home residence on a nearby beach. It shows the brutality and hate intrinsic of our society, too often inflicted upon the weaker and more vulnerable minorities of our world.
Director Dympna Jardine (UK)
Her feet began to wander, Her mind began to wander. And they locked her bedroom door.
In 1880s England a verdict of 'Death due to Somnambulism' was not uncommon. Dementia - an unknown diagnosis.
Inspired by the true story of Mrs Pugh (Hereford Times, 1886) who was locked in her bedroom by her daughter-in-law. Mrs Pugh mistook her bedroom window for a door and fell to her death.
The bronze fly
Director Karleener (France)
A painter gives three magic pills to his visually impaired girlfriend, then intentionally loses her in the crowd. Thanks to a painting and to the three pills that transform the view into a painting style, she will search for the painter and his secret, without suspecting that, in the shadows, he will observe her during his passionate quest.