Tommaso D'EliaDirection assistant:
Tommaso D'Elia, Silvia Bonanni, Jerome Nicolas, Gaia CerianaExecutive production:
Claudio GiustProduction: Rototom Sunsplash 13th edition
The film, shot during the last edition of the 'Rototom Sunsplash 2006' musical event in Osoppo (Friuli), shows us that there is a place where tolerance is a means of exchange, of communications, and a delivery of knowledges. It succeds in doing so thanks to many important witnesses, boys and girls who went to the festival, thanks to music and so on.
This is a reggae music festival with a strong social and communicative mark. It is the one and only in its genre in Italy, and one of fews in the world.
Francois Houtard (sociologist, he is one of the founders of the World Social Forum) and Renato Kizito Sesana (Combonian missionary in Africa) tell us how important is water; Father Andrea Gallo (who works at a Center for drug-addicted people in Genova) tells us the fight against the "black pedagogy"; Franco Corleone (FuoriLuogo/Forum Droghe former undersecretary at the Ministry of Justice) tells us the situation in the Italian prisons. Cindy Sheehan, mother of an American marine who died in Baghdad, is a very active pacifist; Domenico Leggiero who works at the Army Observatory of the Nassyria massacre; Giuliano Giuliani, Carlo's father: his son died during the riots against the G8 in Genova in 2001; and, finally, Leuren Moret, musical photographer and Mario Andolina, pediatrician from Trieste.
The film goes on with all the stories of Kia, RasMat and Rastaflat, from the Rototom Forum, which we follow in our working sites, while we are with our family and at the festival in Osoppo? and a lot of music with the Steel Pulse, the Africa Unite, Morgan Heritage, Zoe&Smoke, Groundation, Luciano, and many others.
Visit the site: www.rototomsunsplash.com