Private Project

KNOWLEDGE IS LIGHT

Child marriage around the region of Al-Qaeda. What can happen in the mind of a child bride who is hampered the possibility of a healthy mental and physical development. And what can happen in the mind of a frail child suffering and silent abandoned to itself in a poor region?

  • tommaso cotronei
    Director
  • tommaso cotronei
    Writer
  • tommaso cotronei
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Yemen
  • Country of Filming:
    Yemen
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    AVCHD 50 fps
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16/9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Matera int. film festival - https://www.materafilmfestival.it/yemen/
    Matera
    Italy
    October 1, 2022
    world
    Best Documentary Award
Director Biography - tommaso cotronei

Tommaso Cotronei was born in a small town in Calabria, in Southern Italy, where, still very young, started to work in the fields with his parents in the rural countryside. Struck by a place that gives no hopes but backbreaking labour, no chances of wishing for something different, Cotronei finds the strength to flee from his situation at 21. He spends several years looking for something that would suit his hopes while temporarly working as a manual worker in Northern Europe. He gets into the humanities, helping him finding some stability in life. He attends classes at the Philosophy Dpt. at University of Rome La Sapienza, without graduating. In 1993 he luckily becomes Film Director Vittorio De Seta's assistant.

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2015 doc Covered with the Blood of Jesus
2012 doc Rio Paraguay
2012 doc The Difference
2011 doc Scuola di Uomini
2010 doc Tierra
2009 doc Le Unghie Le Lacrime La Rosa
2008 doc Preparativi di Fuga
2007 doc Ritrarsi
2005 doc Lavoratori