THE LAND BETWEEN

a film by david fedele

www.david-fedele.com

THE LAND BETWEEN is not only an excellent film, but also a political catalyst that unsettles the viewer
and turns his empathy into anger. The sort of anger that brings the anticipation of change.
Festival of Migrant Film 2014 – Ljubljana, Slovenia
SYNOPSIS

THE LAND BETWEEN offers an intimate insight into the hidden and desperate lives of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco. For most, their dream is to enter Europe by jumping a highly-militarised barrier into Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the African continent.

With unique and unprecedented access, this film documents the everyday life of these migrants trapped in limbo, as well as the extreme violence and constant mistreatment they face from both the Moroccan and Spanish authorities. It also explores many universal questions, including how and why people are prepared to risk everything, including their life, to leave their country, their family and friends, in search of a new and better life.

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UPCOMING FESTIVAL, CINEMA & COMMUNITY SCREENINGS

Human Rights Film Festival of Naples (Mediterranean Special Edition) – Naples, ITALY
- Thursday 23rd October (19:30) - Europe Auditorium of Congress Palace of Mostra d’Oltremare

Multimondo – Biel/Bienne, SWITZERLAND
- Sunday 26th October (18:30)

Augen Blicke Afrika Film Festival – Hamburg, GERMANY
- Sunday 2nd November (17:30) ** Followed by a discussion with Amnesty International Hamburg **

Hackesche Hofe Cinema (in association with AfricAvenir) – Berlin, GERMANY
- Monday 3rd November (20:00) - Hackescher Höfe Kino, Rosenthaler Straße 40/41  10178 Berlin

University of Ulster, Belfast Campus (Human Rights Conference) – Ulster, NORTHERN IRELAND
- Friday 7th November (open from 17:30 for 18:30 film) – Conor Lecture Theatre, University of Ulster

International Crime and Punishment Film Festival – Istanbul, TURKEY
- Sunday 9th November (14:00)

University of Barcelona – Barcelona, CATALUNYA/SPAIN
- Thursday 13th November (Screening Details T.B.C.)

Espacio Del Immigrante – Barcelona, CATALUNYA/SPAIN
- Friday 14th November (21:00)

ImigrArte Festival  - Lisbon, PORTUGAL
- Saturday 15th November (21:15)

Cineuropa – Santiago de Compostela, GALACIA/SPAIN
- November (Screening Details T.B.C.)

Cinema Kino Toni & Tonino – In association with “Weissensee MACHT Vielfalt” – Berlin, GERMANY
- Wednesday 19th November (19:30) – Cinema Kino Tino & Tonino, Antonplatz 1, Berlin

This Human World International Film Festival – Vienna, AUSTRIA
- 4th-11th December (Screening Details T.B.C.)

Mediterranean Film Festival of Brussels – Brussels, BELGIUM
- 5th – 12th December (Screening Details T.B.C.)

Teatro Del Barrio – Madrid, SPAIN
- Tuesday 16th December (Screening Details T.B.C.)

 

AWARDS

- WINNER “Best Feature-Length Documentary” – FIFE Environmental Film Festival 2014 – Paris, France
- WINNER “Best Film” – International Migrant Film Festival 2014 – Ljubljana, Slovenia
- WINNER “Best Film” – Lampedusa In Festival 2014 – Lampedusa, Italy

 

FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION (Summary)

2014
- Mediterranean Film Festival of Brussels – Brussels, Belgium (December 2014)
- This Human World International Film Festival – Vienna, Austria (December 2014)
- Cineuropa – Santiago de Compostela, Galacia/Spain (November 2014)
- ImigrArte Festival – Lisbon, Portugal (November 2014)
- International Crime and Punishment Film Festival – Istanbul, Turkey (November 2014)
- Augen Blicke Afrika Film Festival – Hamburg, Germany (October 2014)
- Human Rights Film Festival of Naples – Naples, Italy (October 2014)
- Cine Invisible International Film Festival – Bilbao, Basque Country/Spain (October 2014)
- Festival Delle Terre – Rome, Italy (October 2014)
- Antenna Documentary Film Festival – Sydney, Australia (October 2014)
- Cine Eco Seia Internacional de Cinema Ambiental – Seia, Portugal (October 2014)
- Bir Duino Int. Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights – Bishkek, Krygyzstan (October 2014)
- Oaxaca Film Festival – Oaxaca, Mexico (October 2014)
- Lampedusa In Festival – Lampedusa, Italy (September 2014)
- Montreal International Black Film Festival – Montreal, Quebec, Canada (September 2014)
- Saratov Sufferings International Film Festival of Documentary Drama – Saratov, Russia (August 2014)
- Portobello Film Festival – London, United Kingdom (September 2014)
- DocuDok Festival of Documentary Film – Maribor, Slovenia (August 2014)
- FilmAid Film Festival – Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya (August 2014)
- Festival of Migrant Film – Ljubljana, Slovenia (June 2014)
- Festival Ciné Droit Libre – Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (June 2014)
- Mountain Film Festival – Cueno, Italy (May 2014)
- Cinema Planeta – Cuernavaca, Mexico (April 2014)
- Millenium International Documentary Film Festival – Brussels, Belgium (April 2014)
- DocWeek – Adelaide, Australia (March 2014)
- Festival de Résistance et d’Alternatives – Casablanca, Morocco (February 2014)
- FIFE Environmental Film Festival – Paris, France (February 2014)

2013
- Festival Migrant Scene – Rabat, Morocco (December 2013)

 

COMMUNITY & INDEPENDENT CINEMA SCREENINGS (Summary)

2014
- Teatro del Barrio – Madrid, Spain (December 2014)
- Cinema Kino Toni & Tonino (with “Weissensee MACHT Vielfalt”) – Berlin, Germany (November 2014)
- Espacio Del Immigrante – Barcelona, Catalunya/Spain (November 2014)
- University of Barcelona – Barcelona, Catalunya/Spain (November 2014)
- University of Ulster (Human Rights Conference) – Ulster, Northern Ireland (November 2014)
- Hackesche Hofe Cinema – Berlin, Germany (November 2014)
- London School of Economics (LSESU Anthropology Society) – London, United Kingdom (October 2014)
- Multimondo – Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (October 2014)
- ZINEMA Cinema – Lausanne, Switzerland (October 2014)
- Kino Reitschule – Bern, Switzerland (October 2014)
- Centre Fries (Amnesty International Uni Fribourg) – Fribourg, Switzerland (October 2014)
- Cine en la Plaza - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Canary Islands/Spain (October 2014)
- Zsenne Artlab – Brussels, Belgium (September 2014)
- Joe’s Garage – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 2014)
- Trampoline House – Copenhagen, Denmark (August 2014)
- Red Cross Migration Conference – Girona, Catalonia/Spain (June 2014)
-Bruxelles Laïque – Brussels, Belgium (June 2014)
- La BibLibre – Brussels, Belgium (May 2014)
- Cinema Truffaut – Girona, Catalonia (May 2014)
- Maison des habitants Chorier-Berriat – Grenoble, France (April 2014)
- Vluchtgarage (in association with We Are Here) – Amsterdam, the Netherlands (April 2014)
- Vluchthaven (in assocation with We Are Here) – Amsterdam, the Netherlands (April 2014)
- Kargadoor (In association with Kritische Studenten Utrecht) – Utrecht, the Netherlands (April 2014)
- IIRE (In association with Reinform & Borderless) – Amsterdam, the Netherlands (April 2014)
- Cinerama Film Theatre – Rotterdam, the Netherlands (March 2014)
- Sikka Art Fair – Dubai, United Arab Emirates (March 2014)
- Valreep – Amsterdam, the Netherlands (March 2014)
- Cafe Kult (in association with Alignment for Dignity) – Groningen, Netherlands (March 2014)
- Hansa 48 Cinema (In association with Flüchtlingsrat Hamburg e.V.) – Kiel, Germany (March 2014)
- Cinema 3001 Kino (In association with Flüchtlingsrat Hamburg e.V.)
- Hamburg, Germany (March 2014)
- Cafe Brazil (In association with Flüchtlingsrat Hamburg e.V.) – Lubeck, Germany (March 2014)
- Leeds No Borders – Leeds, United Kingdom (February 2014)
- London School of Economics – London, United Kingdom (January 2014)
- Solidarity Bookshop – Cork, Ireland (January 2014)

2013
- BTC Infocycle – Brussels, Belgium (November 2013)
- SCI Projets Internationaux – Brussels, Belgium (November 2013)
- Chabaka – Tanger, Morocco (October 2013)

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