Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.
YDESSA, THE BEARS AND ETC. // YDESSA, LES OURS et ETC... (Orig.)
2004 / France / 44 min
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In two huge rooms, discover hundreds of old photographs: children in their Sunday best, families gathered, groups of friends, athletes or colleagues, etc., and discover that in each picture we also see a teddy bear… How and why did Ydessa, a Canadian woman born of German Jewish parents, collect these photographs along with a few reassuring bears typical of the era? A closer look reveals a certain amount of anxiety. In fact, the filmed visit of this collection, exhibited in Munich, is full of surprises.
|Dir. of Photography||Markus Seitz, John Holosko, Claire Duguet, Rick Kearney|
|Editing||Agnès Varda, assisté de Jean-Baptiste Morin|
|Music||Didier Lockwood et Isabelle Olivier (Océan)|
|Sound||Jens-Christian Börner, Rob Fletcher, Jason Milligan|
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