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We Are One: A Global Film Festival announces its line-up

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- Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube have announced the programming slate for We Are One (29 May-7 June), featuring over 100 films from 35 countries, co-curated by 21 prolific festivals

We Are One: A Global Film Festival announces its line-up
Dantza by Telmo Esnal

We Are One: A Global Film Festival, a ten-day digital gathering co-curated by 21 prolific film festivals (see the news), has announced its programme of 23 narrative and eight documentary features, 57 narrative and 15 documentary short films, and 15 archived talks along with four exclusives and five VR programming pieces that will run exclusively on YouTube from 29 May-7 June at YouTube.com/WeAreOne.

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The curating festivals include Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Locarno, San Sebastián, Annecy International Animation, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Sarajevo and London.

Notable film presentations will include Josh Swade’s Ricky Powell: The Individualist, a documentary about legendary street photographer Powell, featuring interviews with Natasha Lyonne and LL Cool J; the online premiere of Prateek VatsEeb Allay Ooo!, a unique satire about professional “monkey repellers” and the winner of the Mumbai Film Festival’s Golden Gateway Award; Telmo Esnal’s Spanish musical Dantza [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Telmo Esnal
film profile
]
; the Luanda-set Air Conditioner from collective Geraçao, directed by Fradique, which was selected by Rotterdam; Giorgio Ferrero’s Venice-selected doc Beautiful Things [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
; and the world premiere of Joan Chen’s The Iron Hammer, a compelling documentary about legendary Chinese Olympic volleyball star Jenny Lang Ping, a true trailblazer who forged connections across the globe.

We Are One: A Global Film Festival will host a number of curated talks, both archived from past festivals and new discussions. Talks will feature Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Soderbergh, Song Kang-ho and Bong Joon-ho, as well as Guillermo del Toro, Jane Campion and Claire Denis. The 360-degree VR selections will feature Roger Ross Williams’ Emmy-nominated documentary Traveling While Black and Jérôme Blanquet’s Alteration, a sci-fi narrative starring Bill Skarsgård, as well as additional titles with notable talent including John Legend, Oprah Winfrey and Lupita Nyong’o. There will also be special musical performances, including a 30-minute DJ set by Questlove.

The festival was put together in five weeks. “We are so excited to share the combined efforts of our festival partners and YouTube with the world this week,” said Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. “Together, we were able to curate a compelling slate of programming that succinctly reflects the subtle variations in style that make each festival so special.”

“We are honoured and happy to join We Are One, as a sign of friendship and solidarity for our friends at Tribeca, at the same time offering to the worldwide audience a taste of what we do in Venice in order to support new filmmakers concretely,” added Venice Film Festival director Alberto Barbera.

The festival is free to watch on YouTube, and organisers will accept donations in support of COVID-19 relief efforts involving the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, Doctors Without Borders, Leket Israel, GO Foundation and Give2Asia, among others. A donate button or link will be on every film page.

Here is the list of feature films set to screen at the event:

45 Days in Harvar - César Aréchiga (Mexico)
Online premiere curated by Guadalajara International Film Festival

Adela Has Not Had Supper Yet - Oldřich Lipský (Czech Republic)
Curated by Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Air Conditioner - Fradique (Angola)
Online premiere curated by International Film Festival Rotterdam

Amreeka - Cherien Dabis (Canada/Kuwait/USA)
Online premiere curated by We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Beautiful Things [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Giorgio Ferrero (Italy)
Special presentation curated by Venice Film Festival

Beyond the Mountain - David R Romay (Mexico)
Online premiere curated by Guadalajara International Film Festival

The Bridges of Sarajevo [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Aida Begic, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde (Bosnia and Herzegovina/France/Germany/Italy/Portugal/Switzerland)
Online premiere curated by Sarajevo Film Festival

A City Called Macau - Li Shaohong (China)
Special presentation curated by International Film Festival & Awards Macao

Crazy World - Nabwana IGG (Uganda)
Online premiere curated by Toronto International Film Festival

Dantza [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Telmo Esnal
film profile
]
- Telmo Esnal (Spain)
International online premiere curated by San Sebastián International Film Festival

Eeb Allay Ooo! - Prateek Vats (India)
Online premiere curated by Mumbai Film Festival

Electric Swan - Konstantina Kotzamani (Argentina/France/Greece)
Curated by Venice Film Festival

The Epic of Everest - Captain John Noel (UK)
Special presentation, restoration curated by BFI London Film Festival

Grab - Billy Luther (USA)
Curated by Sundance Film Festival

Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops - Daigo Matsui (Japan)
Special presentation curated by Tokyo International Film Festival

The Iron Hammer - Joan Chen (China/USA)
World premiere curated by We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Kmêdeus - Nuno Miranda (Cape Verde)
Online premiere curated by International Film Festival Rotterdam

Late Marriage - Dover Kosashvili (France/Israel)
Special presentation curated by Jerusalem Film Festival

The Double Steps [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Isaki Lacuesta (Spain/Switzerland)
International online premiere curated by San Sebastián International Film Festival

Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (Thailand)
Special presentation curated by Venice Film Festival

Mugaritz Bso - Juantxo Sardón, Felipe Ugarte (Spain)
International online premiere curated by San Sebastián International Film Festival

Mystery Road - Ivan Sen (Australia)
Curated by Sydney Film Festival

Nasir [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Arun Karthick (India/Netherlands)
Online premiere curated by Mumbai Film Festival

Ricky Powell: The Individualist - Josh Swade (USA)
Online premiere curated by Tribeca Film Festival

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records - Nicolas Jack Davies (Jamaica/UK)
Curated by BFI London Film Festival

SEE Factory Sarajevo mon amour - Dusan Kasalica, Neven Samardzic, Masa Sarovic, Urska Djukic, Eleonora Veninova, Sharon Engelhart, Teodora Ana Mihai, Gabriel Tzafka, Carolina Markowicz, Yona Rozenkier (Bosnia and Herzegovina/France/Macedonia/Montenegro/Serbia/Slovenia)
Special presentation curated by Sarajevo Film Festival

Shiraz: A Romance of India - Franz Osten (Germany/India/UK)
Special presentation, restoration curated by BFI London Film Festival

Sisterhood - Tracy Choi (Macau)
Online premiere curated by International Film Festival & Awards Macao

Ticket of No Return - Ulrike Ottinger (Germany)
Online premiere curated by Berlin International Film Festival

Tremble All You Want - Akiko Ooku (Japan)
Special presentation curated by Tokyo International Film Festival

Volubilis [+see also:
trailer
interview: Faouzi Bensaïdi
film profile
]
- Faouzi Bensaïdi (France/Morocco/Qatar)
Special presentation curated by Marrakech International Film Festival

Wake Up: Stories From the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention - Nate Townsend (USA)
World premiere curated by We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Wrath of Silence (Bao Lie Wu Sheng) - Yukun Xin (China)
Special presentation curated by International Film Festival & Awards Macao

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