For released or unreleased reportage works that are up to 90 minutes long. Using an original approach, works in this section analyse contemporary social phenomena from a new point of view.
All the dictator’s men
Marjolaine Grappe | Memento
North Korea has covertly developed a weapon whose secret the superpowers believed they alone possessed: the nuclear bomb. How has this country, ostracized by the international community and one of the world’s poorest nations, managed to build up such an arsenal?
Five years of investigation will reveal the secrets behind the financing of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and the ongoing tragedy of the Dictator’s Men, working in the wings to bring cash into the country at all costs and ensure the regime’s survival.
Isis, tomorrow – The lost souls of Mosul
Francesca Mannocchi, Alessio Romenzi | Fremantle, Rai Cinema, Wildside, CALA
In wars it is not uncommon for the defeated to bury their weapons, hiding arsenals for better times. The weapons that Isis has left in inheritance for the future are hundreds of thousands of children educated in violence and martyrdom, successors of one goal – creating a world divided in half, on the one the Jihadists and on the other the infidels to be exterminated. During the three-year occupation of the Islamic State, 500,000 minors lived in Mosul alone. Isis, Tomorrow traces the months of war through the voices of the children of militiamen trained to become suicide bombers, but also of their victims and those who fought them.
Today, fighters’ descendants are children who bear the burden of having been educated to kill their neighbours. Isis, Tomorrow follows the destiny of the surviving families of the fighters in the complexity of the post-war period, a time of marginalization and stigma, in which battle blood leaves room for daily revenge and retaliation, for violence as the only response to violence.
Annie Kelly | The Guardian
The Trap investigates how prisons and jails across the United States have become recruiting grounds for human traffickers, who are targeting incarcerated women and trafficking them out of correctional facilities and into pimp-controlled prostitution. For 18 months The Guardian has been investigating the role of the criminal justice system in feeding vulnerable women into America’s thriving domestic sex trafficking industry.
With unique access in Florida, Massachusetts and Chicago, the film follows the stories of women caught in the trap of criminal exploitation and incarceration and those trying to stop some of America’s most vulnerable women from falling under the control of human traffickers. Including encounters in Texas with convicted human traffickers and correctional officers who expose the faultlines that are allowing women to be released from prison straight into the arms of pimps and sex-buyers.