Events in Florence
When: 10 October 2017 - 17 October 2017
Where: Odeon CinemaVisit the official website
Founded in 1959 by a group of scholars in the humanities, anthropology, sociology, ethnology and mass-media studies, the Festival dei Popoli, a not-for-profit organization, has been active for over fifty years in the promotion and study of social documentary cinema.
The association works primarily to organize Italy’s leading International Documentary Film Festival in Florence. From 2008 to 2010 it has also held an edition in New York (NYDFF - New York Documentary Fim Festival). The Institute has created a vast network of collaborations for the diffusion of documentary culture in Italy and abroad.
Simultaneously, the Festival dei Popoli continues to conserve and digitalize its own Archives (which contains over 16,000 titles, from video to film) and make strides in film training, organizing courses and workshops for documentary filmmakers.
Over the course of its half-century of activity, the Festival has hosted the screening of the best documentary productions at the international level and has introduced to the public the most noted filmmakers in the field: Jean Rouch, Vittorio De Seta, D A Pennebaker, Richard Leacock, Gianfranco Mingozzi, Lindsay Anderson, Abbas Kiarostami, Nagisa Oshima, Ian Dunlop, Cecilia Mangini, Fred Wiseman, Artavazd Pelechian, Vittorio Iervese and many others.
In particular, we’d like to remember retrospectives dedicated to Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, John Cassavetes, Ken Loach, Nagisa Oshima, Lindsay Anderson, Aleksandr Sokurov, Jørgen Leth, Claire Simon, Thomas Heise, Peter Mettler, Isaki Lacuesta, Andrés Di Tella, Raymond Depardon e Claudine Nougaret...
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