TV Documentary Shortlist

15 luglio 2020 ore 14:53
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Rohingya, mechanics of a crime

Hundreds of burned faces, rapes, large scale massacres, and 700,000 Rohingyas forced to leave their country, Myanmar, driven into exile. The entire world has seen the images of a population in rags fleeing persecution, forced to cross the Naf River separating Bangladesh from Myanmar, on foot or on frail skiffs, regardless of danger. After denying the obvious and refusing to see the early sign of ethnic cleansing, the international community has finally expressed its indignation. Target of criticism, Nobel laureate and head of Myanmar's government Aung San Suu Kyi has always denied. Apart from camps in the state of Rakhine where they're detained and the few villages where they are confined, there are barely no Rohingyas left in Myanmar today. The proof of the merciless efficiency of the Myanmar army in achieving its "great work".



Inside our Enemies' Life

In October 2018, a European intelligence services informer entrusted Kamal Redouani, a leading reporter, with the GPS coordinates of the living quarters of French jihadists in Syria. This will be the first stage of a film that will provide a better understanding of the journey and life, under the Caliphate, of Western jihadists and their families who left for Syria. This work is urgent. In a country in ruins, the evidence left by Western jihadists is disappearing. And without evidence, there can be no justice.



Behind Locked Doors

Italy, in the days of the pandemic, two young people take the decision to marry. The wedding preparations were filmed almost entirely by phone. Six other stories connect with the story of the future spouses. That of a grandmother who is lockdown with her 26-year-old grandson. The story of an 8-year-old girl with Down's syndrome. That of a father and a 4-year-old son waiting for his mother to leave for Bergamo to serve as a nurse. That of a young cyclist who, while riding her bike, makes us enter into young people's lifes. And the Mayor of Assisi with a group of nuns who take care of the elderly and the disabled, with whom the story reaches its finale, as we receive a photographic vision of a country that never gives up by keeping its focus on the ideals of hope and courage.



Seven Worlds, One Planet

Antarctica - discovered 200 years ago - is a continent we are only just beginning to explore. Beneath the ice, millions of psychedelic starfish carpet the sea floor and gigantic jellyfish feel for prey. On land, newly hatched albatross chicks face a heart-breaking struggle as they are hit by the full force of climate change. In the ocean, leopard seals stalk penguins as they take their first ever swim. And, hundreds of whales gather in the rich waters for the greatest feeding spectacle ever seen. Every year, the Southern Ocean and the life within it absorb more than two times the carbon from the atmosphere than the Amazon rainforest. Antarctica may be remote, but we are just beginning to understand that what happens here affects every single one of us.



For Sama

For Sama is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.



Undercover: Inside China's Digital Gulag

The Chinese government is holding an estimated million or more Muslims in detention camps without trial. It's the largest incarceration of an ethnic group since WW2. Twelve million other Muslims are living outside in an open prison, part of a human laboratory where Chinese technology companies have created the world's most invasive surveillance state. ITV Exposure goes undercover into China's secretive Xinjiang region to investigate. The filmmakers record honest and critical voices, talking about one of the world's worst human rights abuses. They film a meeting with executives at a key tech company, which is working with the Chinese government to build the mass surveillance system, revealing a new form of governance that's controlling citizens and being exported around the world, challenging human freedom and liberal democracy.




In 2015, a fire at Bucharest's Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.



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