Once again, more than 150 industry professionals have selected the top five Italian documentaries to be screened in cities across Italy and the rest of Europe during Il Mese del Documentario (Documentary Month).
The small town cemetery described by Edgar Lee Masters in the celebrated Spoon River Anthology appears to exist in reality: the town of Hope is in Vermont and has a large Italian population. Golden Globe 2014 for Best Documentary.
The Messina brother and their cigarette factory Yesmoke take on the tobacco lobby. Best Italian Film at the Festival dei Popoli.
Sara is a young Texan woman growing up with her many brothers under the strict edicts of the Bible. David di Donatello award for Best Documentary, 2014.
The life of Patrizia, Italy’s only female miner, hundreds of metres below ground. Premio Prospettive Doc Italia at the Rome International Film Festival.
Life as it is lived around Rome’s Grande Raccordo Anulare motorway. Golden Lion at the 70th Venice Film Festival.