Environment and human rights at the Life After Oil (LAO) International Festival

9th edition – September 20-24, 2022 – Villanovaforru (SU) Sardinia – Italy

LIFE AFTER OIL, the International Film Festival in Sardinia which deals specifically with environmental and human rights issues at the international level, has reached its 9th edition despite all the difficulties encountered in the organization and in such difficult times for everybody. The event designed and directed by Massimiliano Mazzotta has increasingly become an important opportunity for dialogue for filmmakers, activists and associations of different nationalities who wish to discuss energy issues and the search for a more sustainable way of life. and suitable for everyone.

Life After Oil also confirms its keen eye on human rights through this year’s collaboration with the Centro di Accoglienza Straordinaria de Villanovaforru (the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers), with Centro guests, actively involved during the days of the Festival.

Life After Oil also confirms its keen eye on human rights through this year’s collaboration with Fridays for Future, UniCa LGBT of the University of Cagliari, the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers (ERC) de Villanovaforru and the Sanluri Vignarelli Institute of Higher Education who make up the jury for – respectively – the Animations, Experimental Shorts and World Panorama Shorts categories.

Life After Oil welcomes all guests. Enjoy!

Here are the Asian titles on the program. For the complete program and information on beautiful places, you can check HERE

Human rights – Feature and medium length films

FEMININITY
by Mohsen Ostad Ali – Documentary 80′ Iran 2020
Subject: Five women
Bio: Mohsen is an award-winning Iranian documentary filmmaker and producer. Born in 1982 in Tehran, he fell in love with storytelling through the camera at an early age. He studied cinema in college and started making films after graduating.

FEMININITY

Environment – ​​Short Films

HOMETOWN
by Zahra Hosseini – Documentary 29’44” Iran 2021 – FILMAST FOR THE FIRST TIME
Subject: Coal mines
Bio: Zahra Hosseini was born in 1989 in the city of Zarand in the province of Kerman. In 2009, she entered the Sooreh Art University in Tehran and studied theater directing for 4 years. She took acting classes and for 10 years she acted and directed in many theaters. In 2018, she started her master’s degree in theater at Tarbiat Modares University

VADIYAR
by Marjan Khosravi – Fiction 15′ Iran 2021
Theme: Nature and superstitions
Bio: Marjan Khosravi is a young Iranian filmmaker who studied film and media arts. After nine years of writing, studying and working in film and film production and as an assistant director, she finally directed her first short documentary in 2018, The Price of Blood. Women and their social problems are the leitmotif of his films.

Human Rights – Short Films

A DEAD SEA
by Nahd Bashir – Fiction 12’22” Israel 2021
Subject: A serious misunderstanding
Bio: Nahd Bashir received his BA in Acting and Directing from the Theater Department of the University of Haifa, and completed his MA in Film Culture at the same university. From 2013 to 2018, he was a member of the High Public Committee of the Ministry of Culture and the Arts. He has produced a wide variety of films, plays and television series which have achieved success in Israel and around the world.

DUSTY DREAM
by Soleiman Rahimi – Documentary 14’49” Iran 2020
Subject: Brick factory
Bio: Soleiman Rahimi was born on July 12, 1973 in Iran. Graduated in mathematics and physics, as well as in directing. Dusty dream is his first documentary film.

A PLACE A DIFFERENT SPACE
by Haris Supiandi – Fiction 11’11” Indonesia 2020
Subject: Chief of the Dayak tribe
Biography: Haris Supiandi was born in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. He completed his Masters degree in 2020 from Indonesian Institute of Art (ISI) Yogyakarta majoring in Video Art Creation Program. He has been producing films since 2014, in addition to that, he has also produced audiovisual works.

A PLACE A DIFFERENT SPACE

Animation

KNOT FOREST
by lyri Dubin & Raz Merhav – Graphic animation 2’24” Israel 2021
Theme: Forest Biography
Biography: Arts and design. Students of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

“THE STATION” BLAKE INMORTAL
by Ayan Marokkansky – Stop motion 4’14” Kazakhstan 2021
Argomento / Subject: Metaphysical journey
Bio: Ayan Marokkansky was born in southern Kazakhstan in the city of Shymkent. In 2004, he entered the collegiate school of the Academy of Arts in the city of Almaty where he lives. He works as a production designer for movies, TV shows, commercials and music videos.

THE AWAKENING OF THE GODDESS
by Debjani Mukherjee – Documentary 3′ India 2020
Subject: Violence against women
Bio: Animation documentary maker, author, researcher and educator. Her area of ​​research is Indigenous art pedagogy. Co-founder of “BOL-The Language of Children”, a non-profit organization that contributes to the production of community films and engages young people to share their own stories through the powerful medium of art.

“THE STATION” BLAKE INMORTAL

Experimental – Short Films

STILL LIFE
by Sina Shafie – Fiction 10’20” Iran 2021 – FIRST TIME FILMMAKER
Subject: Virtual reality
Bio: Sina Shafie, 34, lives in Tehran, Iran. Screenwriter and director of the short film “Still Life”, 20 years of activity in cinema, radio and television. Director of 6 short films and winner of international awards. Author of 24 plays. Graduated in Theater

THE PERFORMANCE OF A SILENCE
by Fariba Ghasemzadeh Behnam & Mehdi Azari – Fiction 12’43” Iran 2021
Subject: Memories of love
Bio: Fariba Ghasemzadeh Behnami is an accountant but she has worked in several films as a director and assistant director. She studied at the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS). The performance of a silence is her second short film as a director.

APPARATUS
by Hasan Najmabadi – Fiction 16’46” Iran 2021
Subject: Tribute to cinema
Biography: Hasan Najmabadi was born in 1993. He is an Iranian director, writer and photographer. He started his career as a filmmaker at the age of 18 with short films and so far he has made 14 short films and documentaries. He also works in poetry and film distribution internationally.

APPARATUS

WORLD PANORAMA – Short films, fiction only, free theme

ON THE SILK ROAD
by Sherzod Nazarov – Fiction 15’38” Uzbekistan 2021
Subject: A lonely old man
Bio: Sherzod Nazarov was born in 1998 in Tashkent. He studied at the Tashkent College of Culture. In 2016, he entered the State Institute of Art and Culture of Uzbekistan at the faculty of film and television directing. He is currently studying in the 2nd year of a Master’s degree at this institute.

SCHOOL PLAYGROUND
by Ha Yeon Jung – Fiction 4’35” South Korea 2021 – FIRST TIME FILM CREATOR
Subject: A children’s story
Bio: Jung Ha Yeong is a 9-year-old student at Gueje Elementary School in Busan, South Korea.

SOUND OF THE NIGHT
by Chanrado Sok & Kongkea Vann – Fiction 20′ Cambodia 2021
Subject: Street food
Bio: Sok Chanrado grew up with an interest in the relationship between the media, public opinion and freedom of expression. Since 2015, he has made four short documentaries. Kongkea Vann graduated in cinema from the Media School of Pour un Sourire d’Enfant. “Sound of the Night” is his first short as co-director and cinematographer.

Darcy J. Skinner