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Popular front(s)

“Stir yourselves because we’ll need all your enthusiasm. Organize yourselves because we’ll need all your strength. Educate yourselves because we’ll need all your intelligence.”


Antonio Gramsci in L’Ordine Nuovo – 1919

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Documentary filmmaking shapes new narratives, new visions, and new readings of the world. Throughout its history, one of the genre’s driving forces has been filmmakers’ desire to lift the veil on the present, as a way of better understanding and experiencing reality. Rooted in the belief that films open our eyes to the world, each year, Popular Front(s) sets out to explore some part of our contemporary reality and some of the questions that move us, inviting us to embrace an activist stance.


Popular Front(s) screenings take place every day at 7:30 p.m. They feature recent films—including world premieres—followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and a guest, engaging viewers in a reflection on the film’s form, its vision, and on the theme of the present edition.