Children of the Earth

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The Little Shepherdess

Maria Giménez Cavallo, Nathanaëlle Gerbeaux / France (10')

A little shepherdess (4 years old) follows her father and his sheep. Suddenly, a goat leaves the herd. The little shepherdess will follow her call to nature.



Suzannah Mirghani / Sudan (20')

In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa's future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?

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At night there were stars

Gabriele Meloni, Giovanni Pintus / Italy (12'57'')

A dystopic parallel reality. A future wrongly built, on the uncertain basis of the misconduct of a wicked humanity. In this thirsty and lost world, Lori can count on his fantasy, courage, curiosity and on the vivid colour of his youth. Grandpa Bruno, who gave up dreaming a long time ago, instead, bears the weight of his age. In this future with no light, where the sky is yellowed as the stale society is unable to change, the determination of a child lights the hopes and, in an imagined blue sky, the stars.

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