HARMATTAN

By Alberto PULIAFITO

IK PRODUZIONI - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2009

Little by little, "little" becomes a bit more.

Festivals
& Awards

Annecy Cinéma Italien 2011
Documentaires Hors Compétition
Valsusa Filmfest 2011
out of competition
Premio Libero Bizzarri 2011
Il nostro tempo è ora
Clorofilla Film Festival 2011
Documentari
Flower Film Festival 2011
Silver Flower
Piemonte Movie gLocal Film Festival 2011
Anteprima Piemonte Doc Film Fund
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN, BAMBARA, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 63 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alberto PULIAFITO
    • Writer(s)
    • Alberto PULIAFITO, Michela SESSA
    • Producer(s)
    • Fulvio NEBBIA (IK PRODUZIONI)
    • Synopsis
    • February 2008. A group of volunteers working in the field of the international cooperation is on the way to Oualia, a council in Mali 300 Km away from the capital, Bamako. The train they are travelling on during their journey across Africa is ruled by a feeling of slowness and uncertainty. " Likely time of arrival": this is what you can read on the blackboards in the railway stations, in a land where planning is not allowed.
      Thus opens "Harmattan", an "on the road" documentary which shows, from the standpoints of the volunteers and of the people from Oualia, two worlds which meet and try to understand each other, without being too much of a nuisance.

      Harmattan is the name of the dry wind of Mali, a chaotic wind which blows in no particular direction and which embodies Africa's contradictions.
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