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ERASMUS IN GAZA ERASMUS A GAZA
Chiara Avesani & Matteo Delbò
Espanha • Doc • 2021 • 55’
Riccardo, um estudante italiano do último ano do curso de medicina, está prestes a fazer o Erasmus. O seu destino: Gaza, uma zona de guerra. Ele quer ser cirurgião e está a escrever a sua tese sobre os ferimentos provocados por balas explosivas. Entrar em Gaza não é fácil. Ao passar a fronteira entre Israel e a Faixa de Gaza, atravessará também a fronteira entre a adolescência e a vida adulta.
Riccardo, an Italian medical student in his final year, is going on the Erasmus exchange programme. His destination is Gaza, a war zone. He wants to become a war surgeon and is writing his thesis on wounds caused by explosive bullets. Entering Gaza is not easy. While crossing the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, he will also cross the line between adolescence and adulthood.
Argumento e Direcção de Som Screenplay and Location Sound Director Chiara Avesani
Produção Producer Eva Fontanals ( ARPA FILMS)
Fotografia Cinematography Matteo Delbò
Montagem Editing Antonio Labbro Francia, Michele Stocco
Música Music Michele Stocco, Mirko Carchen & Alessandro Grosso
Design De Som Sound Design BITLAB- Xavi Saucedo
Distribuidor Distributor Java Films
ESTREIA NACIONAL NATIONAL PREMIÈRE
Júri Juvenil, Docs Barcelona, Espanha | Prémio de Jornalismo de Investigação Internacional (Category Reportage Long), DIG Awards, Itália | Prémio AAMOD, Rome Independent Documentary Festival, Itália | Melhor Documentário, Prémio Golden Nymph, Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Mónaco |
Millenium FF, Bélgica | Docs Barcelona, Espanha | DocsValencia, Espanha | Primed, França | Galway Film Fleadh, Irlanda | BiograFF, Itália | Monte-Carlo Television Festival 2022, Mónaco | TRT Documentary Awards, Turquia
Nota da Realizadora Director’s Statement
Since the very first time we heard about Riccardo, we found his story incredibly captivating: he is the first Western exchange student in Gaza. He enrolled in Erasmus: the European study abroad programme that is now expanding its reach beyond the EU borders to Israel, the West Bank and, for the first time, Gaza. Riccardo has the typical student abroad experience, living daily life in Gaza, moving beyond the image that is traditionally shown in the media which tends to focus on the spectacle of the conflict. Riccardo meets other students his age and enjoys hanging out with them. Like most of his peers, he is still trying to figure out what career to take on in the future. From this point of view, Riccardo’s story has all the elements of any other universal educational story of a young man as he navigates the path towards adulthood. Riccardo also represents a bridge to bring Western audiences closer to everyday life in Gaza and empathize. Usually foreigners enter Gaza either to teach or to bring aid: Riccardo is the first Western student going to Gaza merely to learn. In this sense, we believe our film overthrows a huge amount of stereotypes. Moreover, the friendships that Riccardo establishes in Gaza draw out various cultural aspects that generate ironic and affectionate conversations. This film gives us the chance to show young people in Gaza who are full of life and positivity despite the hardships caused by closed borders and war. Furthermore, thanks to Riccardo we are granted access to places in Gaza rarely shown by the media such as the Islamic University or the Faculty of Medicine. We will also be welcomed into the heart of Adam’s family, a part of Gaza’s bourgeoisie, a private household inaccessible to cameras. Together with this young man –close to graduating– we will try to narrate an educational journey in order to highlight how the curiosity of the unknown and exchange of knowledge are the only keys left to tear down walls, survive violence and, above all, remain human.
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