A solitary middle-aged pigeon keeper who spends his days on a rooftop in Brooklyn, undergoes a crisis when one of his pigeons gets shot down. The story follows how this seemingly insignificant event compounds to threaten his world. Pigeon is a cinematic meditation on alienation and life on the fringe of society.
Cracolice, a seaside village near the Tyrrhenian Sea, is sadly known for an event that broke out in the early 90s, never denied or confirmed: following the arrival of the famous “toxic ships”, the young people suddenly stopped growing, remaining teenagers forever.
How this was possible remains a mystery
“Through the Lens” means through the microscope lens, but also through the lentil, Lens culinaris. The double meaning becomes the dual intention of telling a millenary tradition preserved in the hands and memory of elderly peasants on the small volcanic islands gravitating around Sicily. Aeolian Islands, Ustica, Pantelleria, Linosa, although distant overseas, join in the same way around the “threshing floor” at the time of the “spagghiata”, each with its specificity matured over time.
Through the mosaic of “talking heads” of the islanders over the age of seventy, the artisanal production cycle of lentil is reconstructed, characterized by seasonal appointments, meteorological unexpected events, animal interventions, inter-family collaborations. A long and exhausting process that clashes with modern commercial rhythms and in contrast with the advanced age of the last connoisseurs of the trade. The wealth of gestures and biodiversity remains in the hands of the new generation, risking to let this treasure be forgotten.
“Piantare un albero è dare vita”. Lo scorso settembre l’associazione genovese “A Thousand Trees Project” ha concluso tra gli applausi la missione iniziata circa un anno fa: piantare mille alberi sul monte Moro. Un’avventura che ha visto protagonisti solamente volontari, genovesi con l’obiettivo di aiutare una zona che negli ultimi anni è stata colpita e disboscata dagli incendi.
“Alberi Cittadini” è un breve documentario che affronta il tema della riqualificazione urbana. Attraverso la sua opera, lo scultore Andrea Gandini, regala una nuova vita agli alberi tagliati e abbandonati sui marciapiedi della città di Roma.
City Trees is a short documentary about urban regeneration. through his art, the sculptor Andrea Gandini, gives a new life to those trees which are chopped and abandoned in Roma’s sidewalks.”