The seed of hope
|2021. Italia 17 min|
|Producer:||RAMPA Films Aps|
|Script:||Nando Morra, Marta Gervasutti, Emanuele Ajello|
|Director of photography:||Martina Bruno|
|Art Direction:||Andrea Fontanella, Giuseppe Chiaro|
|Edition:||Davide Aronica, Bruno Cirillo|
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. Nasser is the victim of discrimination by his classmates, incited by Marco, a bully influenced by his father’s xenophobic ideas. Samuele will take Nesser’s defense, while the teacher will take this episode as an example to make the class reflect. Tancredi, in fact, will teach the students the importance of knowledge for socio-cultural integration and will define to the students the seeds of hope, underlining the importance of the young generations in building a better future. Tancredi’s teachings will trigger the parental conditioning on Marco who, in adulthood, will use the teacher’s words to build his career as a writer.
Nonviolence themes: RACIAL, MORAL, PSICOLOGIC, RELIGIOUS.
FICNOVA recognizes in the film an example of education in non-violence, helping to break down prejudices, putting oneself in the place of others.