The Challenge

Mar 11, 2017

6:15pm – 7:25pm CT

Falconry has a history that stretches back over 40 centuries. In the West it was a prevailing passion of the medieval aristocracy, but its prestige continues undiminished in contemporary Arab culture. Three years of observing this form of hunting in the field have made it possible to capture the spirit of a tradition that today allows its practitioners to keep a close rapport with the desert, despite their predominantly urban lifestyle. In the glaring light of an empty landscape, following flight lines and lures, the film recounts a strange kind of “desert weekend”, in which technological and anthropological microcosms hang in the air, drifting on the irreversible currents of images.

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Director

Credits

Director:

Yuri Ancarani

Executive Producer:

Abir Haschem, Mo Haschem, Sébastien Andrès, Olivier Burlet, Marco Alessi

Producer:

Christophe Gougeon, Fabrizio Polpettini, Pierre Malachin, Tommaso Bertani

Screenwriter:

Yuri Ancarani

Cinematographer:

Yuri Ancarani, Luca Nervegna, Jonathan Ricquebourg

Editor:

Yuri Ancarani

Sound Designer:

Mirco Mencacci

Music:

Lorenzo Senni, Francesco Fantini

Principal Cast:

Khaled Al-Kaja, Nasser Al-Kaabi, Soul Riders Qatar, Khaled Al-Hammadi, Osama Yacoub, Rachid Mesfer Hamad Al-Shahwani Al-Hajri, Hadi Ghedir Al-Hajri, Hamad Saoud Al-Shahwani Al-Hajri, Jaber Ghanem Ali Al-Fayed Al-Hajri, Abdullah Ali Al-Yafei, Nawaf Abdullah Rachid Al-Noaimy

Contact

Distributor:

Manuela Buono
info@slingshotfilms.it

Public Film Contact:

Manuela Buono
Slingshot Films
info@slingshotfilms.it

Publicity Contact:

Manuela Buono
info@slingshotfilms.it
+39 3476273390

Sales Agent:

Manuela Buono - Slingshot Films

Details

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Secondary Entry:
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Format:

Documentary Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

Global

Year:

2016

Premiere Status:

North American Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Global

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

France, Italy

Language:

Arabic with English Subtitles

Runtime:

70 mins