Demi-Vie à Fukushima

Mark Olexa & Francesca Scalisi
Jakob Stark
Graciela Barrault
Marzia Mete
Francesca Scalisi
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Wed, 29/03/2017 -
17:00 to 18:00
Fri, 31/03/2017 -
14:00 to 15:00
Cinéma Galeries

A lone man refuses to leave the forbidden zone of Fukushima. Naoto Matsumura stays, despite the radiation, to rebuild his ancestral territory. Bags of waste are lined up, marking the frontier of the “red zone”. Decontamination continues, attempting to erase memories by taking apart the houses or scraping the contaminated ground in vain. Vegetation has taken over the city, invading the landscape making the setting of this documentary much like a post-apocalyptic science-fiction film. Naoto is the last man of Fukushima.

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Francesca Scalisi (1982) is an Italian editor and filmmaker. Mark Olexa (1984) is a Swiss producer and filmmaker. Together, they founded Dok Mobile, a production society based in Fribourg, Switzerland. In 2015, they directed and produced Moriom, a short film, for which they received a special mention at the Winterthur Kurzfilmtage and the Gold Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival. It was selected at IDFA, BFI London Film Festival and Uppsala Short Film Festival. Francesca Scalisi and Mark Olexa are also the founders and artistic directors of the Flying Film Festival, the first festival that takes place uniquely in the air, in collaboration with SWISS Air Lines. The goal of the Flying Film Festival is to promote animation films and documentaries, particularly of a shorter format with strong artistic potential, to a large audience.

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