About the Film
On the outskirts of Gaza City, the Samouni family is about to celebrate a wedding. The bride and the groom, their brothers and cousins have lost their parents, their houses and their olive trees during the last bombing. Samouni Road conveys a multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic event.
Stefano Savona was born in Palermo, Sicily. Before moving to Paris to pursue a career in filmmaking, he studied archeology and anthropology in Rome and the UK and traveled extensively throughout the Near East to take part in different archeological excavations. This same region is where he later shot most of his films; including Notes from a Kurdish Rebel (2006), Cast Lead (2009) and Tahrir: Liberation Square (2011), which won the David di Donatello and Nastro d’Argento awards for Best Documentary.