But Now is Perfect tells the story of how a small local village in the south of Italy opened up their community and welcomed refugees seeking a better future in Europe. But it is also a story about loss and tragedy.
In Letter to Theo, French director Élodie Lélu revisits Angelopoulos’ unfinished film, reminiscing on their collaborative work on the project that was in some ways prophetic of the present-day Greece.
With a calm and unobtrusive approach, filmmaker and anthropologist Laurent Van Lancker lets inhabitants of the now demolished Calais camp describe their separate society on their own terms.
The screening of Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt was followed by a panel debate.
Questioning Australia’s Refugee Politics.
«Unless we change our course of direction, our xenophobic politics will lead to the collapse of Europe, » says Gianfranco Rosi, the film maker behind the winner at the Film from the South festival, the Lampedusa-documentary «Fire at Sea» (in cinemas now).
Can a refugee in a film become too aesthetic, losing his ethical relevance?
Balseros (Spanish: Rafters) is a 2002 Catalan documentary co-directed by Carles Bosch and Josep Maria Domènech about Cubans leaving during the Período Especial.