What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?

Che fare quando il mondo è in fiamme?

Italy/United States/France, 2018, 123 min, Black and white

Summer 2017, a string of brutal police killings of young African American men has sent shockwaves throughout the country. A Black community in the American South tries to cope with the lingering effects of the past and navigate their place in a country that is not on their side. Meanwhile, the Black Panthers prepare a large-scale protest against police brutality. A blistering meditation on the state of race in America from the director of THE OTHER SIDE.

CREDITS

Director:

Roberto Minervini

Producers:

Paolo Benzi,Denise Ping Lee,Roberto Minervini

Cinematography:

Diego Romero

Editing:

Marie-Hélène Dozo

Sound:

Bernat Fortiana

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Roberto Minervini is an Italian-born film director, who lives and works in the US. After completing a Master’s Degree in Media Studies at The New School University in New York City in 2004, he moved to the Philippines to teach Documentary Filmmaking at a University level. In 2007, he moved to Texas, where he directed three feature films, THE PASSAGE, LOW TIDE and STOP THE POUNDING HEART, a Texas trilogy that was presented and awarded at some of the most renowned film festivals in the world such as Cannes, Venice, Toronto, and Rotterdam, among others. In 2014, STOP THE POUNDING HEART won the David di Donatello Award (Italian Academy Award) for best documentary. THE OTHER SIDE (aka LOUISIANA), his fourth film, premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, competing in the Un Certain Regard section.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Argentina, 2018, Mar del Plata FF, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editor

Mar del Plata FF, Argentina 2018 - Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editor

Italy, 2018, La Biennale di Venezia, UNICEF Award, Fair Play Cinema Award, Premio Vivere da Sportivi Award

La Biennale di Venezia, Italy 2018 - UNICEF Award, Fair Play Cinema Award, Premio Vivere da Sportivi Award

Austria, 2018, Viennale , Winner Standard Readers' Jury Prize

Viennale , Austria 2018 - Winner Standard Readers' Jury Prize

Canada, 2018, TIFF Toronto,

TIFF Toronto, Canada 2018 -

United Kingdom, 2018, London FF, Winner Grierson Award

London FF, United Kingdom 2018 - Winner Grierson Award

Netherlands, 2018, IFFR Rotterdam ,

IFFR Rotterdam , Netherlands 2018 -

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