These are the FINALIST films selected by the international team of the 6th Active Nonviolence International Film Festival 2022, in its four sections.
We recognise in this edition 20 finalist films from 13 countries as some good examples of the force of nonviolence that is growing and transforming the world.
Thank you very much to all and congratulations to the finalist.
EDUCATIONAL CENTRES SECTION
Hopefully there will be no school tomorrow
12Nubes y la Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Vitoria-Gasteiz
2015 – España – 4 min
The video clip reflects the experiences and emotions of the different protagonists of bullying, sung and narrated by the young people themselves.
Susana Freitas, Rui Duque
2020 – Portugal – 3 min
Human beings have Fundamental Rights, established so that everyone can have a dignified and peaceful life. Remembering these rights is fundamental to put them into practice.
GENERAL SHORT FILMS SECTION
2019 – Argentina – 12 min
An endearing story in which people from different social classes meet in a collective job interview. Showing the values that the other candidate has will make them employable or not.
Harmonies for after the war
Pablo Tosco, Migue Roth
2019 – Argentina, España, Siria – 25 min
Music does not end war, but it helps to exorcise it. Syrian Kurdistan was destroyed by long years of war, but on the ruins, musicians, poets, teachers and dozens of children are once again playing instruments to replace the lacerating noises of violence.
Two rives. Cocoa and Freedom
Fellipe Abreu, Patricia Moll
2021 – Brasil – 10 min
The inhabitants of the Dois Riachões settlement lived in a situation analogous to slavery, but today they managed to conquer the land and their freedom through cocoa production.
The seed of hope
2021 – Italia – 17 min
The Seed of Hope is a short film starring Tancredi, a substitute literature teacher, and three sixth-grade boys, the Italians Samuele, Marco and the Syrian Nasser. Nasser arrived in Italy five years earlier with his mother, after an eventful crossing of the Mediterranean.
2021 – Chile – 14 min
Seven-year-old Vita hears strange noises in the crawl space that arouse her curiosity. At her insistence, her mother goes upstairs to check.
GENERAL SECTION MEDIUM LENGTH FILMS
Barcelona – City of welcome
2021- Alemania, España – 55 min
Barcelona’s image is characterised by a cosmopolitan tourist life, long-term gentrification processes and progressive political perspectives, for example for the reception of refugees and immigrants.
Ursula Robles Heredia
2020- México – 40 min
Violence seen through the eyes of art. A documentary that shares the vision of several independent artists in the face of the violence that has engulfed Mexico.
Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara
2015- Sahara Occidental – 58 min
Four decades after the departure of the Spanish rulers promised its people freedom, Western Sahara remains Africa’s last colony.
2021- Eslovakia – 39 min
The story of a group of young people who travel by boat from the Canary Islands to the south of Senegal to bring simple water filters to the Casamance area.
Solidarity crime. The borders of democracy
Nicolás Braguinsky Cascini y Juan Pablo Aris Escarcena
2021- España – 55 min
It is a documentary that raises awareness of the systematic policies of human rights violations against migrants and all those who have been in solidarity with them.
GENERAL SECTION FEATURE FILMS
Our flag will never be red
Pablo López Guelli
2019 – Brasil- 72 min
It shows the struggle of independent journalists in Brazil to break the blockade imposed by 6 families that dominate the country’s information system.
2021 – Burkina Faso- 93 minSybia, a forty-year-old architect from Ouagadougou, has been trying for years to have a child with her husband, a wealthy Burkinabe businessman, but to no avail.
In debt to all women
María Lobo, Roi Guitián
2019 -España- 60 min
Abortion in El Salvador is punishable by 20-40 years in prison. En deuda con todas las mujeres wants to give a voice to those women who suffer and struggle to change one of the most restrictive laws in the world in terms of sexual and reproductive rights.
Return to the contriside
Juan Pablo Leporé
2020 – Argentina- 73 min
In a neoliberal context marked by poverty and exclusion, land redistribution and food production become part of the return to the countryside.
Juan Manuel Repetto
2020 – Argentina- 74 min
Sebastian must serve a sentence for crimes he committed when he was a minor. When he is transferred to the prison, he discovers that it is very different from the traditional prison system. There are no guns, no bars, no cells. The doors are still open and the authorities are teachers, social workers and psychologists.