From 4 to 13 March 2022 the FIFDH offers an international selection of fiction films and documentaries, as well as debates, interviews, meetings, masterclasses, exhibitions, and a concert by Barbara Hendricks.
Among the 250 expected guests are Chelsea Manning, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Paxton Smith and Nathan Law, Shirin Ebadi, Tatiana Valovaya, Alice Zeniter and Uzodinma Iweala, Rithy Panh, Aïssa Maïga, Nabil Ayouch, Shahrbanoo Sadat and Ala Eddine Slim, the photographer Véronique de Viguerie, and many more. All huests will engage with the festival’s audiences via workshops, masterclasses, Q&A’s, talks, and other special events,
For its film section, FIFDH features several world premieres, like Angels of Sinjar, about the genocide of the Yezidi people by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Hanna Polak, Jungle Rouge by Juan José Lozano and Zoltan Horvath, a mixed animation drama, Je suis noires, by Rachel M’bon and Juliana Fanjul. Films also noticed at the most important festivals will also feature across the FIFDH documentary programme, like Hit the Road by Panah Panahi, A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia, The Last Shelter by Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou, Freda by Gessica Généus and Good Madam by Jenna Cato Bass, a thriller about the ghosts of Apartheid in South Africa. The Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Aïssa Maïga will close the Festival with an in-depth conversation about her film Walking on Water.
In terms of masterclasses, Tunisian filmmaker Ala Eddine Slim will talk with @Locarno Festival Director Giona A. Nazzaro about his latest film, Tlamess (2019). Callum Macrae turned the international agenda on its head with No Fire Zone: the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, a shocking documentary about the massacre of civilians by the Sri Lankan government in 2009. French-Moroccan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch will give a masterclass in parallel with the selection of his film Casablanca Beats.
Find all information on the 2022 FIFDH programme, including IMPACT DAYS, FORUM, and Podcasts – HERE