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On the occasion of the 10th anniversary, La Sarraz Pictures presents its first Home Video collection. 

Seven Acts of Mercy

Luminita, a young illegal immigrant living on the edge of a shanty town, has hatched a plan to get herself out of her predicament. To carry it through she bumps into Antonio, a sick and mysterious old man. The clash between the two of them is unavoidable and harsh, and leads to unforeseeable consequences.

The film will be available also with English subtitles.



Pink Gang

A group of women unite to fight against the violation of human rights, the corruption of the police and gangsterism, led by the leader Sampat Pal, armed with a pink sari and a cane of the same colour. The documentary narrates the mission of the group through the personal story of its founder Sampat Pal.

The film will be available also with English subtitles.

 

 

Made in Chinatown

A ballad about the Chinese community in Milan. An Italian guy asks a Chinese girl's hand in marriage. This triggers a domino-like plot of confrontations among a crowd of characters. Starting from the focus on one of the largest and oldest Chinatowns in Europe, the film carries the spectators into a universal metaphor on hatred and dreams between West and China.

The film will be available also with English subtitles.

From the depths

A long night without an end, without seasons, without time. A secular labor that is both pride and curse. Kilometers of tunnels. Darkness. Black men. A woman. Patrizia, the only female miner in Italy, enters in a dialogue with a dead father, a never buried memory. The last 150 miners are ready to fight a war against the "upper" world to prevent the already imminent closure of the mine. Dal Profondo (From the Depths), shooting 500 metres below sea level there is a voice from the depthes, is a prayer that is dedicated to the dead and demands to be heard by the living: "De profundis, clamavi ad te, O Domine....."

The film is available also with English subtitles.

Chains

In that part of Sardinia which winds its way between the Trexenta, Campidano and Gennargentu areas runs a timeless train, whose passage is waved on by small yellow dots brandishing a green and red signal paddle, the level-crossing keepers. They are there to halt the traffic to let the train pass, just a few hundred kilometres of secondary track which crosses secondary roads travelled by cars, tractors, sheep and three wheeled Ape's. The film gives an account of these women's lives, the life of these level crossing keepers working along the tracks of the Sardinian railways: their life, their job, their relationship with the time and space of the Railway.

The film is available also with English subtitles.



Bakroman & Xhodi's exam

Xhodi's exam: Tirana, June 2007. The President of the United States George W. Bush visits Albania. In the same moment at the Academy of Art and at the Conservatory of the city, it's time for exams. A documentary fable on a country in limbo, Albania, seen trought the students of the Academy of Arts in Tirana who dream on possible future.

Bakroman: In the street of Ouagadougou live more than 600 children with no food and no shelter. Still they gathered in Ajer/fs a brotherhood born to defend their rights and foster their hopes. In order to raise from their condition.

Both films are available with English subtitles.