What if war was all you'd ever known?
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The director Giancarlo Bocchi has made a range of films, which have won international prizes, and has directed documentaries on conflicts in various parts of the world. Since the early 90s, he has made focused on conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Colombia, Cecenia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Palestine, Somalia like Mille giorni di Sarajevo (A Thousand Days in Sarajevo), Sarajevo Terzo Millennio (Sarajevo, the Third Millennium), Morte di un pacifista (Death of a Pacifist), Fuga dal Kosovo (Escape from Kosovo), Viaggio nel Pianeta Marcos (An Encounter with the Planet Marcos) about the Mexican Guerrilla Sub-Commander Marcos, and Il Leone del Panshir (The Lion of Panshir) with Ahmed Shah Massud, the legendary Afghan commander.
This film was shot during many months of work by just one person (the film director) in Afghanistan, Palestina, and Somalia - the most dangerous countries in the world. In Somalia filming in the streets and markets was enormously difficult. At every step the film director, who was without the crew, faced the greatest danger. Filming the streets of Kabul, mostly in the night, with the help only of a translator was not easy. In Palestine, on the border with Lebanon, the risks were different, but to shoot under fire was very dangerous too.