The Seed of Hope

Nando MorraItaly - 17 min
Dalle 8:00 dell'11 novembre alla mezzanotte del 14 novembre

The seed of hope is a short film, which has as protagonists Tancredi, a substitute teacher of literature, and three boys of sixth grade, Samuele, Marco and the Syirian Nasser. Nasser arrived in Italy five years earlier with his mother, after a troubled crossing of the Mediterrean Sea. Nasser is the victim of discrimination by his classmates who are incited by Marco, a bully influenced by his father’s xenophobic ideas. Samuele will take Nesser defense, while the professor will take this episode as an example to make the class reflect. Tancredi, in fact, will teach students the importance of knowledge for the sociocultural integration and he will define students the seeds of hope, underlying the importance of young generation in building a better future. The teachings of Tancredi will unhinge the paternal conditioning on Marco who, in adulthood, will use the professor’s words to build his career as a writer.

Nando Morra, born in Naples (Italy) in 1970 after a career as a film actor, alongside acting and writing scripts, landed in directing in 2018 with the social short film entitled “Una vita da sogno” of which he is the author and producer. In the same year he founded RAMPA FILM APS that he is leading as president. In 2021 he directed the short film entitled “Il seme della speranza” which has already received many awards in national and international festivals.