CGIL JURY PRIZE – “LA SORTIE DE L’USINE”
Alt det jeg er/All that I am
by Tone Grøttjord-Glenne, Norway, 2020, 75′
Emilie was sexually abused by her stepfather from the age of six until she was twelve, when he was finally convicted and imprisoned. After five years in the foster system, eighteen-year-old Emilie returns to her family home to rebuild a fractured relationship with her mother and younger half-siblings. The motivation of the jury is the following: “For the director’s ability to tell the true and touching story of a girl, without invading too much her already fragile balance and, at the same time, effectively portraying all her strength and determination on screen, giving voice to the many stories of abuse and violence which still perpetrated in the world today. CGIL has always been at the forefront in defence of human rights and condemning violence against women. The importance of reporting abuse, even at home (especially after the pandemic, this year, has caused a tremendous increase of domestic abuse – 119% more in Italy alone) can never be stressed enough.”
The same jury, “for the quality of cinematography and for the references to how, in the past 40 years, the labour market has been completely upturned following the historical-political situation of the country”, awards a special mention to ჩემი ნაწილი დედამიწაზე/My Piece Of The Earth by Maka Gogaladze (Georgia, 2019).
ჩემი ნაწილი დედამიწაზე/My Piece Of The Earth
by Maka Gogaladze, Georgia, 2019, 54′
Fast and radical changes, brought by the collapse of the Soviet Union in my city – Tbilisi, capital of Georgia – was followed by a fire in my home. I try to bring together the artefacts of my personal history and preserve my memory, which reflects the collective emotional memory of Georgia.