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Running for the essentials

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Sabrina, Antonio e Michele, three common people gets excited in front of the residents situation of the region of Ancash, PeruÌ€ and they decide to use their greatest common passion, the mountains running, as instrument for gathering of funds, in one of the most beautiful place in the world, the Cordillera Blanca. Born Ande Trail, charity race with the aim to support some local projects, among the most important is the construction of 5 kindergartens in the shanty town of Chimbote, exposed to the Pacific Ocean. The documentary “Running for the Essential” is the fruit of the Andes Trail project and tells the experience of the participants of the race, the synergy in the organization and the future vision of Father “Ugo de Censi”, parish priest for 40 years, volunteer and founder of “Operation Mato Grosso”. >>>

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SOLO DI CORDATA - EXPLORING RENATO CASAROTTO

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     A faithful filmic portrait of the very strong lonely mountaineer. Retracing his most famous climbs and thanks to valuable unpublished materials of repertoire, joined to the voice of his closest friends and climbing mates, the docufilm says, with the same thoughts and voice of Casarotto, the human research hidden behind the  mountaineering action, immersed in the wild nature.      A collection of unknown images and thoughts that throw light on human complexity and the multiple will of a man who has accomplished extraordinary endeavors, many of which still unsurpassed today and never repeated. >>>

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ILMURRÁN - ENCHIKUNYE - MAASAI IN THE ALPS

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A young Maasai girl reaches a "bergera" (shepherdess of sheep) on the high pastures of the Maritime Alps. Two women different for their skin color, age and language live together one Alpine season, sharing the hard work, telling each other stories. The mountains around them seems to turn into a green desert where you can meet separate lives, tied together by an ancestral time. Far from any border, communication becomes a natural question. >>>

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LITTLE HOMELAND

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Where once there were fields, now there are warehouses. Where once there was earth, there’s concrete. The countryside that remains is simply a means of sustenance, perhaps a way to get rich. The North East of Italy (but it’s just an example, and it could just as well be any other area), where values and human relationships seem to have been steamrollered over in the name of money and rampant individualism that focuses solely on its own needs, provides the backdrop to the story of Lucia and Renata. >>>

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WINE INSIDE

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A noir à la trentino, a peculiar, surreal, oneiric tale with a slightly tongue-in-cheek slant, featuring an impressive cast formed by Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Vincenzo Amato, Lambert Wilson, Pietro Sermonti and Daniela Virgilio. It all begins with a drop of Marzemino, a typical Trentino wine mentioned in Mozart’s Don Giovanni: the first wine the bank clerk Giovanni Cuttin ever tastes, after being offered some by a mysterious “Professor”. It’s an epiphany, a life-changing moment. From then on, wine becomes Giovanni’s whole life, and he goes in a short time from being a middling employee to the manager of the bank; at the same time, he embarks on a successful parallel career as a womaniser. This new life makes him unfaithful to his wife, as well as the most highly regarded wine connoisseur in Italy. >>>

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MY NAME IS LI | LA PETITE VENISE

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Almost like The Million by Marco Polo, but the other way round. From the Far East to the Venetian Lagoon, this time following not trade routes along which to explore and exchange goods, but the rather less alluring contemporary routes of emigration, for survival. In this film by Andrea Segre, the young Chinese mother Shun Li is working in a textile workshop on the outskirts of Rome in order to obtain the papers she needs and bring her eight-year-old son to Italy. She suddenly has to move to Chioggia, a little island-town in the Venetian lagoon, to work behind the bar in a hostelry. >>>

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ALPS

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Mountains, 21st century. Far from being isolated spots light years away from the “world”, today’s mountain peaks are, in their own peculiar way, a reflection of the global, economic and cultural transformations at work in it. Sometimes, they are even an experimental laboratory for them. Their huge, static bulk, as ancient as the very roots of the Earth, should not be misconceived: these days, a great deal of changes occur – and fast – even in the mountains. Sometimes too much changes, too fast. From this perspective, the Alps – spread over eight nations, some of them among the most advanced in the world, are, in a sense, a laboratory. For the experimentation of new models for the economy and for tourism, for immigration and integration (they’ve always been a frontier, a passageway), for development that lurches between sustainable on the one hand and violently invasive on the other. >>>

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BEYOND THE CLOUDS

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Beyond the clouds, because needs can be harboured even further up. In Nepal, for example. A land that Fausto De Stefani – one of Italy’s most famous mountaineers – believes has given him so much, in terms both of gratification as a sportsman and of personal and spiritual advancement. And now that he’s turned fifty, he’s decided to give something back. The people that live on the slopes of the Sacred Mountains have a multitude of needs, but he has opted for education and training, which lie at the base of any society and are essential for any prospects of development. >>>

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