CLOSE-UP/CGIL PRIZE JURY – “LA SORTIE DE L’USINE”
Det er ikke slut endnu / It Is Not Over Yet / Non è ancora finita [t.l.]
by Louise Detlefsen, Danimarca, 2021, 96′
Dagmarsminde is a small nursing home for patients with severe dementia. As an alternative to the sterility and indifference that often comes with long-term eldercare, their treatment method is based on hugs, conversation, laughter, and community.
In a society where when you stop being productive you stop being human, the nurses of Dagmarsminde show us how the respect for persons and their self-determination is a fundamental and sometimes forgotten value. The loss of autonomy represents a traumatic moment in the life of all of us. The approach to care shown in “It is not over yet” is holistic, delicate, intelligent and informed. Candidly shot, the film is a window into a world of values that we should make our own.
Pasienio Paukščiai / Before they Meet / Uccelli di confine
by Vytautas Puidokas, Belgio, Lituania, Croazia, Norvegia, 2021, 50′
On each side of the border between Lithuania and the Russian exclave Kaliningrad, there is an ornithologic station, researching the migration of millions of birds crossing this border region. Both ornithologic stations make a first attempt to cross borders through a common bird research project.
A film of great impact in showing the dualism between the freedom of nature and the oppression of borders. A current theme that makes us think about the many hostilities present in the world and about the escalation of conflicts. Even though nature teaches us the opposite, too often walls and barricades are built up, that are heavy burdens on the shoulders of peoples, cultures and scientific knowledge.
Shi Shi Shi / A Marble Travelogue / Un diario di viaggio in marmo [t.l.]
by Sean Wang, Paesi Bassi, Cina, Francia, Grecia, 2021, 97′
Sean Wang’s documentary explores globalization through the epic journey of Greek marble extracted from quarries in the Peloponnese and shipped to China, the largest stone market in the world. In its various segments, the film tells a merciless story about today’s world made up of ruthless market rules, wild consumerism, unsustainable production processes. If we don’t normally stop to think about the real price of the things we consume, “Shi Shi Shi” forces us to think about the irrationality of global production processes.