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TERREMERE awarded with the ISMU prize for best short film with cross-cultural values

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For 10 years, ISMU Foundation has been actively participating in the Festival of African, Asian and Latin America, each year with a jury of teachers selecting the best short film with intercultural values. Professor Vincenzo Cesareo, Secretary General of ISMU Foundation, handed out the award to the short film “TERREMERE” by Aliou Sow, with the following motivation:
“This short film narrates the long, difficult and intense journey of a group of people from France to Mauritania. They want to take their dead brother, who had been killed in an accident, to his homeland, to bury him there.
The film deals with engaging human and spiritual themes. This is why it allows reflections on the changes that migrations can cause, on how to live the culture of origin, on the significance of burial rituals and on the respect for death,
The physical journey becomes a spiritual journey that introduces the theme of identity through friendship, solidarity and the different ways different generations view their own cultures.
The final line of the film is of great impact and beauty: “In the heart of nowhere, rather than in the suburbs of others.”

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