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Grandi notizie da oltreoceano. “KILLA DIZEZ – Vita e morte al tempo di Ebola”, il mio documentario sull’epidemia di Ebola in Sierra Leone, è stato selezionato per l’edizione 2016 dello Skyline Indie Fest, un evento indipendente che si svolgerà dall’8 all’11 settembre prossimi a Winchester, Virginia, Stati Uniti.
Per capire lo spirito del festival basta leggere il suo “manifesto”:

Here at Skyline Indie Film Fest, indie means off the beaten path. It means doing something because you love it. It means overcoming obstacles that could be swept aside if you only had a few more dollars in your bank account. By getting your message across through the use of resourcefulness and adaptability. It means taking initiative, being responsible, and getting in the face of and not backing down from obstacles, naysayers, and detractors. The indie spirit is alive and well and here, we support, embrace, and celebrate it. Help us…

Per saperne di più (il calendario di proiezioni è in fase di pubblicazione) date un occhio al sito del festival.

Giorni speciali

Sono stati giorni speciali quelli appena trascorsi per il mio documentario “Killa Dizez” sull’epidemia di Ebola in Sierra Leone. È stato proiettato in tre festival, praticamente in contemporanea: l’Ischia Film Festival, il CayFest alle isole Cayman e il TAFF, the African Film Festival di Dallas in Texas, Stati Uniti. L’appuntamento texano ha rappresentato la premiere negli USA per Killa Dizez, per il quale ho ricevuto il premio come “best emerging filmaker”, una grande soddisfazione.

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KILLA DIZEZ – Life and death in the time of Ebola

KILLA DIZEZ – Life and death in the time of Ebola

KILLA DIZEZ – TRAILER ENGLISH from Nico Piro on Vimeo.

ITALIAN VERSION – While life seems to go on almost normally on the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone is facing a “Killa Dizez” – another name for Ebola.

This is not a character-driven documentary, rather it is a vision of the ordinary and cruel face of the epidemic. In the hospitals, we encounter different stories and destinies: patients who die, patients who survive, international Ebola workers frustrated by the strength of the virus, local workers who face stigma from their own communities.

To the extent of our knowledge, this documentary shows the only footage ever taken inside the so called “red zone”, the confinement area and ICU ward where highly contagious patients are treated. The author had exclusive access to these wards after undergoing special training for biohazard suits and the decontamination process.
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