La strada dei Samouni

Samouni Road
Director
Stefano Savona
Country
Italy, France
Year
2018
Genre
Documentary
Scriptwriters
Stefano Savona, Léa Mysius, Penelope Bortoluzzi
Production
Dugong Films, Picofilms, Alter Ego Production, RAI Cinema, ARTE France Cinéma

Storyline

In the rural outskirts of Gaza City a small community of farmers, the Samouni extended family, is about to celebrate a wedding. It’s going to be the first celebration since the last war. Amal, Fuad, their brothers and their cousins have lost their parents, their houses and their olive trees. The neighborhood where they live is being rebuilt. As they replant trees and plow fields, they face their most difficult task: piecing together their own memory. Through these young survivors’ recollections, "Samouni Road" conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2018
Directors' Fortnight
Seville European Film Festival 2018
The New Waves
Special Award The New Waves

European Film Awards (EFA) 2018
Documentary Selection