Happy Today

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Happy Today

original title:

HAPPY TODAY

directed by:

cast:

Lagua Patricia Leo

cinematography:

music:

JoyCut

producer:

Luca Cabriolu, Olivier Chantriaux

country:

Italy

year:

2017

film run:

17'

format:

HD/DCP - colour

aspect ratio:

1.69:1

status:

Ready (01/11/2017)

festivals & awards:

  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2019: Non-Fiction Program
  • FilmFest Dresden 2018: Open Air Programme
  • Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films 2018: Around the World in 90 Minutes
  • Terra di Cinema festival 2018: Compétition Documentaires
  • Festival Lumières d'Afrique 2017
  • Odense International Film Festival 2018: Documentary Competition, Youth Competition
  • Doker Moscow International Documentary Film Festival 2018: Doker Shorts
  • Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival 2018: Open Air Programme
  • Start International Short Film Festival 2018: Best Documentary Film Director
  • Ischia Film Festival 2018: Ischia Film Award Location Negata
  • Sole Luna Doc film festival 2018: Rubino Rubini
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018
  • Off Courts 2018
  • MakeDox Festival 2018
  • TISFF Thess International Short Film Festival 2018
  • Corto Dorico 2018
  • Lago Film Fest 2018
  • Concorto Film Festival 2018
  • Sedicicorto 2018
  • Magma international film festival 2018: Lorenzo Vecchio Award
  • Cisterna Film Fest 2018
  • Ortigia Film Fest2018
  • Festicab 2018
  • FICAE Festival 2018
  • Tacoma Film Festival 2018
  • New Voices in Black Cinema 2018: Short Program
  • One Country One Film 2018: Court Metrage
  • Cronograf International Documentary Film Festival 2019: Main Section - Special Mention
  • Athena Film Festival 2019: Shorts
  • LISFE Leiden Short Film Experience 2019: Beyond Belief
  • Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2019: Specials
  • Arc Film Festival 2019: Showcase
  • Picture Farm Film Festival 2019: Official Selection
  • Lucca Film Festival 2019: Concorso Cortometraggi
  • Skepto International Short Film Festival 2019: DocuShort - Special Mention
  • Roma Tre Film Festival 2019: Carta Bianca Dams

Patricia lives in Kalongo, a small remote village in Acholi land, Northern Uganda. In the shadow of Mount Oret, which dominates the landscape of the village, Patricia is learning each day to accompany new mothers through the physical pain and the immense emotion of giving birth. "Together with woman" is the meaning of her chosen vocation to love and serve with joy, this is what it means to be a midwife. Directo’s