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Director of Photography: Yuri Ancarani, Luca Nervegna, Jonathan Ricquebourg
Editor: Yuri Ancarani
Produced by: Christophe Gougeon,Tommaso Bertani, Fabrizio Polpettini, Pierre Malachin, Marco Alessi, Abir & Mo Hashem
Music: Francesco Fantini, Lorenzo Senni
Sound Production: Mirco Mencacci
Part of the Documentaries Strand
In the West, falconry was a prevailing passion of the medieval aristocracy, but its prestige continues undiminished in contemporary Arab culture. A tradition that today allows its practitioners to keep a close rapport with the desert, despite their predominantly urban lifestyle. In Qatar, 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, like the falcon, drifting on the irreversible currents of images.
This film is supported by the Italian Cultural Institute.
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