The Festival dei Popoli in Beijing

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From April 20 to April 26, 2010 will be held in Beijing the first edition of the IIF - INTERNATIONAL IMAGE FORUM (China Italian International Image Documentary Forum), organized by Festival dei Popoli and Beijing Kong Hou Miao Yin Culture Co. with the collaboration of Italian Cultural Institute of Italian Embassy, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and Broadway Cinematheque MOMA. The programme includes three sections: ITALIAN CHRONICLES A selection of 16 Italian documentaries from 2000 to 2009 to describe contemporary Italy: its people, its history, its culture, its traditions and arts. All films are provided by the Festival dei Popoli Film Archives. THE FEELING OF BEING THERE (1958 - 1965) A retrospective of short films that have changed documentary film history in a period of great creative fervor corresponding to the birth of the Festival dei Popoli. FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI AWARDS 4 films awarded for Best Documentary at the Festival dei Popoli in the last 4 editions.

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Founded in 1959 by a group of humanities scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, ethnologists and experts in mass-media, the Festival dei Popoli has been working for almost fifty years to promote and study social documentary cinema. Chiefly, the association organizes one of the most important international documentary festivals in Italy. At the…

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