Land of Upright People

Christian Carmosino Mereu | Italy, Burkina Faso | 2022 | 106'
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Original title
Il paese delle persone integre
Synopsis
The film recounts the quest for freedom of four Burkinabé citizens: a musician who led the revolution that began in October 2014 (reggae icon Sam'sk Le Jah), a candidate in the upcoming elections, a miner engaged in trade union struggles, and a mother with a poor and large family to care for. All united by the hope that their country may soon become authentically free and just: the country of upright people, as the revolutionary Thomas Sankara, whose memory is still very much alive in the population, called it.
Cast
Sam’sk Le Jah, Yiyé Constant Bazié, Assanata Ouedraogo, Dieudonné Tagnan
Films Distribution
Indyca
Production
Christian Carmosino Mereu, Vito Zagarrio, Dipartimento Filosofia, Comunicazione e Spettacolo - Università degli Studi Roma Tre, DocFest Productions, Indyca
Editing
Christian Carmosino Mereu
Cinematography
Christian Carmosino Mereu
Editing
Marco Minciarelli
Language
Italian
Subtitles
English
Premiere
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Main awards
Best Doc (Rome Independent Film Festival), Special Mention Liceo Luigi Galvani di Bologna (Terraviva Film Festival), Special Mention Platea Diffusa (Festival del Cinema dei Diritti Umani di Napoli), Andrea Pazienza Award (Premio Libero Bizzarri DOC Film Festival)
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Biography
Christian Carmosino Mereu is a director, producer, lecturer and cultural operator who has been active in Europe and Africa for over twenty-five years. He has been the artistic director of documentary film festivals and exhibitions including [CINEMA.DOC], Doc/it Professional Award and The Documentary Month. Since 2022 he has been artistic director of the Rome International Documentary Festival and since 2006 technical supervisor of the Audio-visual Production Centre of Roma Tre University, coordinator of the Master’s course in Documentary Cinema and lecturer of the Documentary Cinema Workshop.
Filmography
2022 – Land of Upright People, ff
2021 – Une Famille,ff
2020 – Briser les Chaînes – Sam’sk Lejah on tour, ff
2019 – Kobarid, ff
2016 – La lunga strada gialla, ff
2015 – Pieds Nus, ff
2013– Segni particolari: documentarista, ff
2008 – L’ora d’amore, ff
2007 – Gli Invisibili – Esordi nel cinema Italiano 2000-2006, ff
2007 – La zuppa di pietra. sf

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