THE CHALLENGE (ITALY, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND)
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.
Awards: Special Jury Prize (Filmmakers of the Present) - Locarno 2016
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