At a remote countryside of Cameroon, Africa, the film crew hears about Jean Paul, a man being punished for his “crime”. As the coverage continues and the man is located, the camera comes face to face with a shocking event. Chained to a tree as a victim of superstitions, Jean Paul reveals the reality still existing in a particular region of central Africa.
Born in 1977, Francesco Uboldi lives in Milan (Italy). He studied in Virginia (USA) and majored in Communications at the University of Bologna (Italy). Now a PhD student at the University of Lugano (Switzerland), he is also a researcher at the University of Milan in the field of new media. As a director, he has shot two fictional shorts and four documentaries (three shorts and one medium-length).
“Jean Paul” (2006) “Philosophical Speculations on the Pursuit of Pleasure” (2006) “On the Road to Bagan” (2005) “Mouth Shut” (2004) “Il libro dell’acqua” (“The Waterbook”, 2004) “Rom, musicisti sotterranei” (“Roma, Underground Musicians”, 2004).
Screening / Award history:
"Jean Paul" would be an International premiere. So far it has been screened publicly only once (in a first cut, which was different from the one I am sending to Tokyo) as a special event at the 15th Visionaria International Video Festival in Siena, Italy. As a director, I have been selected for more than 70 Festivals with my short movies. And won awards with: "Philosophical Speculations on the Pursuit of Pleasure" (2006), "On the Road to Bagan" (2005), "Il libro dell'acqua" ("The Waterbook", 2004), and "Rom, musicisti sotterranei" ("Roma, Underground Musicians", 2004). Full details on the website: www.francescouboldi.com