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Samouni Road Stefano Savona

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La route des Samouni

Following Israel’s 2009 operation Cast Lead on the agricultural neighbourhood of Zeitoun in Gaza, the Samouni family, victim of the bombardments, loses their kin, livelihood and ancestral landscape. Acclaimed filmmaker Stefano Savona visits the family a year after the events, collecting all of the memories of the large farming clan torn apart by war and politics it can’t escape. What Savona cannot capture with his camera, an intricate and mesmerizing black and white animation pieces together the past and the present, including the harrowing moments when the Samouni’s life is changed forever. Samouni Road brings to life a very human portrait of people living in fear, loss and hope under ongoing occupation. (SM)

Presented in collaboration with Institut Italien de Culture de Montréal

Samouni Road

  • Country : France, Italy
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : Arabic
  • Subtitles : English and French
  • Duration : 126 MIN
  • Cinematography : Stefano Savona
  • Editing : Luc Forveille
  • Production : Penelope Bortoluzzi, Marco Alessi, Cécile Lestrade
  • Sound Design : Stefano Savona
Filmography of Stefano Savona :

Notes from a Kurdish Rebel (2006)
Cast Lead (2009)
Palazzo delle Aquile (2011)
Tahrir Liberation Square (2011)

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