Banglavenice explores and questions the coexistence with water in Venice. The narrative key is the experience of some Venetian citizens intertwined with that of some migrants from Bangladesh, who after leaving a country increasingly affected by the effects of global warming, find in Venice a continuity with the places they come from. It is an observational documentary in which the subjects are portrayed in their everyday life, their stories united and linked by the element of water, which, like a subtext, is a precious testimony and unequivocally translates the essence of Venice.
Riccardo Bee was one of the most talented rock climbers of his time, but his climbing feats are shrouded in mystery. Forty years after his death, L’ULTIMA VIA DI RICCARDO BEE is not intended as a celebration of his greatness as a climber, but rather wishes to grasp the legacy of a husband, father and friend obliged by a sort of enchantment to constantly challenge himself.
Corvaz is a simple and instinctive thirty-year-old man who works hard in his father’s vineyard and adores wandering around with his dog Toni. Life in the mountain village all centres on the bar, owned by a wealthy winemaker/landowner and managed by his son’s girlfriend. The men pass their time drinking, in an environment marked by resentment and false friendships, when one night, the wooden statues standing in the square are vandalised. Corvaz is immediately blamed. Even Mara, the lively barmaid, believes that it was him. However, trying to overcome the collective hostility, she meets up with him and a friendship develops, while the community’s desire for revenge becomes increasingly stronger. The code of respect that has held them together has now been broken.
The book tells the story of the first festival in the world - founded by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and the Municipality of Trento in 1952 - dedicated to mountain cinema in an original way, through the words of its main ambassadors who come from the world of mountaineering and culture. The work also features part of the materials from the exhibition created specifically to celebrate the anniversary and is the result of a collaboration between the Trento Film Festival, the Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino and Montura Srl.
An enchanting wood – ideally in Val di Sella – an owl respected by all, Doctor Paletto, and a group of interesting and curious animals: these are the ingredients of a modern fairy tale, told in the words of Nadia Dalmaso, a teacher at the schools of Borgo Valsugana, and illustrations by Gianfranco Tomio, eclectic artist, painter and musician. A book dedicated to primary school children, but also aimed at parents, educators and those who still feel like a child despite their age, to spread knowledge of the area and guide them towards the beauty of nature. The work is part of the collaboration project with the Rarahil Memorial School of Kirtipur/Kathmandu in Nepal, conceived by the mountaineer and naturalist Fausto De Stefani together with Fondazione Senza Frontiere Onlus.
Fausto and Simone are two climbers who are very different in terms of age and background, with different ways of looking at the world but a common vision: the search, both interior and exterior, for discovery, at a measured pace, encounters and relationships with others, love for the land and the mountains, an inner quest for a sustainable balance and a high summit. The vision becomes a reality as they learn about the land and culture of Nepal.
Director: Alessandro D’Emilia e Katia Bernardi
Production: Mountain Film Crew, Montura, Adv Productions, Triangololab
Fausto De Stefani was the second Italian mountaineer and the sixth in the world to have completed the ascent of all mountains higher than eight thousand metres. But he never bragged about this and after completing this "collection" he dedicated his life to reaching a more important peak, his 15th eight-thousander, that is, the creation together with the Fondazione Senza Frontiere Onlus of the Rarahil Memorial School, a school in Nepal that hosts over a thousand children and teenagers. The book collects the texts of the homonymous theatrical show conceived by the Compagnia (S)legati - born Mattia Fabris and Jacopo Maria Bicocchi - and is illustrated by the artists Michele Avigo, Agnese Blasetti and Micol Ceoletta. The proceeds from the sale of the work are intended to finance the school.
In light of recent scientific discoveries, this book attempts to find plausible traces and different hypotheses, in order to get to the bottom of the complex evolutionary journey that characterises the history of Humankind. Shamanism and Neurotheology are the common themes explored to seek, through the millennia-old path of the Origins of Healing, a new approach for re-examining—in detail—Sacred aspects and the religious meaning of existence.
A journey spanning the past and present, full of accounts and reflections that tell the story of writer Mario Rigoni Stern (1921-2008). Over the course of a fictional day, from daybreak to starry night, his voice, borrowed from a vast, extensive archive, looks back on years of war and imprisonment. Back home, the former Alpini corps Sergeant has become the Guardian of the Asiago Plateau over time, and his homeland has become symbolic of a world we need to protect from war and neglect
After thirty years of public life and thirty books to her name, Susanna Tamaro has decided to remove the mask she's always hidden behind to tell the world who she wants to be: Susanna. She's doing away with that protective filter that has alienated her from the world around her and concealed a characteristic that, until recently, she couldn't put a name to. A disorder that, throughout her life, has made her feel different and one that she's finally ready to share with the world: Asperger's syndrome.
Director: Katia Bernardi