“VISUAL VOICES” from the Middle East is the festival theme 2020. The cultural, cinematic and artistic domain are active forums for social engagement in the Middle East. Many artists in the region are commenting on socio-political issues and making their voices heard through cinema, poetry, music and the visual arts. The festival will bring on stage artists, directors, musicians from different countries of the MENA region who will talk about their experience working and performing in the Middle East and the role that art and culture – and above all visual forms of expressions – play as a toll to tell more about their lives in their countries. How much of an impact does social and political issues have on the lives and artistic output of artists? Can art bring about positive social change? “Visual Voices” is a transversal theme throughout the festival, that will touch cinema, art and photography projects, talks and debates.
Also for this edition we have created a festival video teaser, which has creatively reinterpreted the theme: an artistic work condensed in less than a minute, which among images, animations and sounds created specifically for this project, transmits inspirations and accompany the audience at Cinema La Compagnia and on social media. Direction and video production by Antonio Mansi and Lisa Cantini, soundtrack by Francesco Pellegrino.
Middle East Now VISUAL VOICES - Festival teaser 2020!
VIDEO ANIMATION: Lisa Cantini & Antonio Mansi
SOUND: Francesco Pellegrino