On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.
Men Standing // Les Hommes Debout (Orig.)
2010 / France / 77 min
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Cross the ruins of the factory, remembering repeated gestures. Hear the voices of workers gathered in the yard and the silence of unplugged machines. Go through the city, in the mud of construction sites, leaving in search of work. Strike the stone and the brick, watch things slowly collapsing. Spot places, get there, change the locks and turn the electricity on. Gather at night, light a fire, build new shelters. Telling always the same story: the one that keeps men standing.
|Dir. of Photography||Jeremy Gravayat|
|Sound||Jean-Baptiste Fribourg, Gil Savoy|
|Tags||cities, essay, industry, memory, observational, poetic|