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CINEMA

FROM ROVERETO TO AUSCHWITZ

Messengers of peace

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Giampaolo Calzà, Denny Zampiccoli, Claudio Migliorini and Erica Vicenzi, a group of photographers, artists, bikers and alpinists, had the idea to remember war victims with a 1.300 km bike journey to Oswiecim. Their plan is to leave Rovereto on bikes on Wednesday October 4th at the noon, during the 92th anniversary of the Bell of the Fallen. The destination is Auschwitz concentration camp, where Leo Zelikowski, an Arco citizen, and Primo Levi, a well known Italian writer, were imprisoned. details >>>

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BIKE THE HISTORY

By Alessandro de Bertolini e Lorenzo Pevarello

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Alessandro left for California on 25 May 2017. He planned to cross North America by bicycle from San Francisco to the Arctic Ocean. In the middle there were the great American parks, the deserts and grasslands of the West, ascents in the Rocky Mountains, the silence of Canada and the infinite solitude of Alaska. In all, 10,300 kilometres and 90 days. «We all go forth to seek America, and in the seeking we create her»: Waldo Frank, 1920s. details >>>

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ENTROTERRA. MEMORIE E DESIDERI DELLE MONTAGNE MINORI

Born from a FouriRotta journey

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Scattered the length of the Apennines there are hundreds of abandoned towns, villages and hamlets. These are the concrete traces of the marginality of inland areas and, at the same time, a symbol of the short-sightedness of single models of development which all too often have taken people away from their homes. Today, however, these lesser mountain areas are still inhabited. A documentary film about a journey of research and experience attempts to reconstruct the recent process of depopulation. From Emilia to Calabria, Campania to Abruzzo, stories, places and people intertwine in a single voice of the Apennines, in which similar events and traditions unite lands which may be very distant geographically, conceiving new perspectives and possible bonds at high altitude. Length: 58 min. details >>>

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SILENCE

by Bernardo Giménez and with Adam Ondra

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What it takes to climb the world’s first 9c? Let’s find out in Silence, a movie by Bernardo Giménez. It shows what preceded the afternoon of September 4, 2017 when Adam Ondra, a professional rock climber and currently one of the best climbers in the world, made a little piece of climbing history when he climbed his project in the spectacular Hanshelleren Cave in Norway. The route, later named Silence, received a new grade of 9c and became the hardest route in the world. details >>>

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Finale '68. Di pietre e pionieri, di macchia e altipiani.

by Gabriele Canu with Lorenzo Fanni and Michele Fanni

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Fifty years after the opening of the first climbing route on Pietra del Finale, two brothers and ardent mountain enthusiasts decide to set out on an adventure, retracing the tracks of the pioneers who first began the story of climbing in this place. The result is a journey into the wild in search of memories, stories, tracks and discoveries. A vertical wandering to explore the heights and conquer the thirteen main faces of the Finale massif, but at the same time an encounter and comparison with the protagonists of days gone by, witnesses of an era that will never be repeated. details >>>

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ITACA NEL SOLE

THE STORY OF GIAN PIERO MOTTI IN A FILM

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This film belongs in the category of “research”, because Motti’s full story is yet to be explored, and the first impulse it inspires in us is to “go and find it”. The film will do this, partly with the aid of the archive material available, and partly through a chorus of voices, witness accounts and actions by those who knew him, climbed with him and were with him in his private moments, or those who, despite not having known him in person, are fascinated by his thinking and his writing. The mountains are the main protagonist of the film, but this is not a documentary of rock faces and ropes, vertical ascents and bolts. Can a mountain be primarily allegorical, as Motti believed; the kind of mountain that drives humans to great challenges and even greater questions: who are we? where are we going? what is our destiny? what’s over there, beyond the final summit? Itaca nel Sole becomes a testament on which we can rest not merely the bare hand of the climber, but our hearts and minds, to discover who really lies behind one of the major figures in twentieth-century Italian climbing and philosophy. Directors: Fabio Mancari and Tiziano Gaia Visit the website of the Itaca nel Sole film project. details >>>

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SENZA POSSIBILITÀ DI ERRORE

IL CORPO NAZIONALE DEL SOCCORSO ALPINO E SPELEOLOGICO

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It takes serious training and professionalism to join the National Alpine and Potholing Rescue Corps. Constant exercises and rigorous organisation are required to keep mistakes that could place the mission and the very lives of rescuers at risk to a minimum. The writer Marco Albino Ferrari takes us on a journey exploring how the men and women of the Italian Alpine and Potholing Rescue Corps are trained, with a crescendo of emotions and breathtaking exercises. details >>>

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THE WOODY ARK

The mountain, theater and companion of 12 extraordinary stories

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The Woody Ark is a TV series that tells stories of people connected to each other by a common scenario: the mountain and the choice of the extreme. The mountain is the omnipresent scenario and the interpretative key of these stories, described as a acconplice and fearful companion, the background of a particular way of living. The feeling of the limit challenge, the risk calculation and the desire to follow passions, become the main drivers. details >>>

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A VENTIQUATTRO MANI

by Luca Zambolin

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The group home Orizzonti houses twelve persons with disabilities; the residents are encouraged to take part in the daily household activities as well as in some special and more creative ones. The documentary is an immersion in the community’s daily life while the residents are working on the creation of a “collective” painting. Daily life and artistic experience fuse together through mutual exchanges, new points of view and shared emotions. details >>>

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RESINA

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Male choir and female director. A family and a small community need bindings, in order to face the challenges of future. Young cellist Maria is disappointed by ruthless music industry. She gets back to the village in the Alps where she was born, a small and isolated community where an ancient language is still spoken: Cimbric. There she finds a sick mother, a death brother after a fatal incident with his tractor, a mourning sister in law facing a financial crisis, and a small community struggling with the first effects of climate change. Almost by chance, or maybe because it’s impossible to not meet at the only one bar at the village “piazza”, Maria gets in touch wit the famous local male choir. Her grandpa used to be part of it, but now not much remains from past glory: just a bunch of weird drunkards. Quirino is the only one who still fights for the choir’s survival, as he dreams of a singing contest, which may let them rise again. In order to do this, he asks Maria for help. She accepts the challenge, as she wants to find a new way to music again. A kaleidoscope of characters brings irony and rhythm to the tale of this small world, shook by the bugbear of climate change, and by the determination of a young woman. details >>>

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OLTRE IL CONFINE

THE STORY OF ETTORE CASTIGLIONI

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Marco Albino Ferrari retraces the key phases in the life of the climber Ettore Castiglioni and tries to reveal the mystery of his death. The story is accompanied by extracts from the mountaineer’s diary, recounting his hopes and fears. From Milan to a cablecar climbing up the side of the mountain, from an abandoned barracks to a hidden mountain hut, which was where he took refuge after 8 September and was based during his activities as a partisan. details >>>

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CHANGE

Petr Pavlíček and Bernanr Wood - Adam Ondra, the story of the first 9b+

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Adam Ondra has been considered the best climber in the history of climbing for several years now. Even though he is only 19 and studying at a demanding grammar school. It is almost an impossible task to combine top sporting performances, difficult studies and the never ending carousel of competitions, interviews, festivals and slide-shows. Even though he is a top student, he decides not to go to university. Instead, he and three of his friends are setting on a long journey to the unknown north of Europe. details >>>

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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”. details >>>

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MY NAME IS LI | LA PETITE VENISE

by Andrea Segre

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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. details >>>

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MINGONG

Davide Crudetti - Il Villaggio e la Città, la Cina alle prese con stessa

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What is the meaning of leaving? Leaving friends, the newborn children and the mountains where you grew up? Catching a bus to the big City. Sharing a small room with other four people, a room identical to other thousand ones; and what is the purpose of coming back? Seeing a village of old people getting old as well, trying to reach a future that does not give you any opportunity. Replacing your wooden house with an equal one, but this one made of concrete. Finding again everything you left without recognizing a single thing. details >>>

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BEYOND THE CLOUDS

by Alessandro Tamanini with Fausto De Stefani

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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. details >>>

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LA PELLE DELL’ORSO [The Skin of the Bear]

From the book of the same name by Matteo Righetto

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It’s the fifties. In a village in the heart of the Dolomites live Domenico, a bright but introverted boy, and his father Pietro, a man consumed by loneliness and wine, who makes ends meet working for the landowner Crepaz. The relationship between father and son is prickly and harsh; long silences have turned them into strangers. One night the calm of the valley is threatened by the diaol - the devil - a ferocious old bear that kills a cow in its stall. The community is gripped by superstitious terror and lacks the power to react. In an outburst of pride at the inn one evening, Pietro lays down a challenge to Crepaz: he’ll kill the bear in exchange for money. His promise is greeted by laughter and general scepticism. It’s the chance Pietro has been waiting for, and the following morning he sets off on the hunt without telling anyone. Domenico finds out and decides to follow him. He in turn leaves the safety of the village to journey into the unknown. Father and son venture ever deeper into the woods, and are inevitably transformed by their experience. Little by little they grow closer and acknowledge each other, and the wall separating them crumbles in the vastness of nature. details >>>

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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. details >>>

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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. details >>>

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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. details >>>

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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. details >>>

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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. details >>>

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