Films and Documentaries Festival delle Terre 2016


Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities – in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland – as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges. As the oil majors drive deeper into their fragile […]


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Autostrada A3 (Highway A3)

Compared to the rhythms of peasant societies today everything is hectic and time is given importance, first of all economic. Highway A3 is both the past and the future, encompasses the concepts of time and space, architecture and landscape. The man is master of himself in balance with nature and […]

Chi semina raccoglie (Reap what you sow)

“How is our daily bread made? Where does the flour come from? How is wheat cultivated?” Back in 2006 the Solidarity Purchasing Groups of Brianza asked themselves these questions. Their answer was a real challenge: to rebuild a local production of bread, starting from seeds. This was far from easy. […]

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Code of survival

“Worldwide, millions of tons of „Roundup“, with its active ingredient glyphosate, are applied to the land year after year. The alarming consequences: poisoned soils, resistant superweeds, contaminated crops and sick livestock. Nonetheless, especially the United States adhere to the destructive model of GM-agriculture. Three sustainable projects in India, Egypt and […]

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Çapulcu: voices from Gezi

The struggle of some tens of environmentalists to save Gezi Park trees becomes the biggest political movement for human rights which Turkey has ever known. The film is a snapshot of what we have seen and what we have been told. The voices: students, lawyers, architects, journalists, activists; young and […]


Twenty years after the tragic events that upset Bosnia, DERT stirs in the places of the memory of a country marked by the war but it is not a film on the victims and on the pain. It is the testimony of an extraordinary collective experience founded on dignity and […]


EARTH due parole sul futuro

EARTH due parole sul futuro (two words on the future)

A motionless non-place, a metaphor for a world exploited and vilified. Five youngsters are trying to save the planet. Two artists construct ostraka, engraved with words to exile and others to support, for the good of the Earth, suggested by hundreds of scholars. These are cries of alarm, food for […]

ETHIOPIA RISING: Red Terror to Green Revolution

ETHIOPIA RISING is the story of the phenomenal environmental transformation of a nation told through the experience of one man, Aba Hawi. He mobilises an entire community to regenerate a region in northern Ethiopia. It’s the story how they face drought, famine and conflict in a monumental struggle to restore […]

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Full Petrol Jacket

In the Amazon the ” Supreme company” is intent on educating new recruits . Inspired by the slogan of one of these companies ( ” yes, we agree” ) the short film wants to denounce the devastation in Ecuador is destroying the ecosystem , causing diseases and environmental pollution .

GOA The Land of Shiva

In 1954, an Italian named Baron Ludovic Toeplitz arrived in Goa. With the financial support of an enterprising Italian, Alessandro Vassallo, Toeplitz is looking for iron ore for blast furnaces in Europe. He acquires the mining concession Orasso Dongor in North Goa and starts a new company, Sesa Goa, Eonomici […]

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História do Futuro

Historia do futuro (History of the future)

 Inalva is a teacher. Jose Carlos Levinho is an anthropologist. Robson is a student in Physical Education (at the University). Zè is a researcher, the guardians of Tupì-Guaranì language. Fernando is a cultural operator. Their stories reveal the impact of mega events on a metropolis such as Rio de Janeiro, […]

I love Malaventre

Un breve omaggio a un territorio, un piccolo paesino situato tra il mare e le alpi Apuane. Il video è stato realizzato nell’arco di circa due anni, registrando immagini statiche del paesaggio per restituire l’affascinante mutamento cromatico della terra e del cielo nel susseguirsi delle stagioni e delle semine.

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I Vajont

I Vajont (The Vajonts)

The tragedy of the Vajont was one of the first major staging of caste and mafia organizations to pursue economic interests at the expense of a community. A scenario that in Italy repeats itself after each tragedy. Not a single Vajont, but many Vajont screaming to be told and heard. […]

K2 and the Invisible Footmen

Located on the border between Pakistan and China, K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. For many climbers, it is an even greater prize than Everest, with limited routes, a steeper ascent, and a harder push to its summit. Nicknamed the ‘Savage Mountain,’ K2’s peak juts unprotected into the atmosphere, […]

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Les Agronautes

Our family adventure to become farmers on the outskirts of the city. We are farmers in a small town near Lyon. Highways, houses and commercial areas nibble gradually agricultural space. Land prices is getting so high that peasants can’t afford it and have to go away, even as citizens demanding […]

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Mare nostro (Our sea)

Molfetta, a southern Italian town overlooking the Adriatic.Here the sea is not only the background of picturesque postcard landscapes.Fishing and maritime trade have shaped over the centuries the social and economic ecosystem of the city.Through the voices of some fishermen, Mare Nostro weaves and reassembles fragments and memories of a […]


“What does it mean to leave? Leave friends, newborn children, the mountains where you grew up? Get on the bus, to the big city. Living in five in one room, the same as thousands of other rooms. What does it mean to return? See a village of elders aging run […]

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Raver Eolica

A contemporary Don Quixote is wandering in the countryside with his faithful Sancho Panza, when his motorcycle break down in front of a field of wind turbines located in the middle of nowhere. The windmill is an opponent to challenge? Maybe not, cannot be bad something nourished by the wind. […]

Steadfast on our sand

A documentary about landscape creation and nature control. A mesmeric film about the islander community and its contradictory habits and traditions. A cowboy movie with herds running in the meadow at sunset and white horses resting in the dark of the night, a documentary film about artificial nature and landscape […]

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The Land for our food

The Land for our Food is a documentary movie produced by the Access to Land network and directed by Julio Molina. The video takes us on the journey of Gavin Bridger, a grower from the Community Supported Agriculture project of Farnham Local Food in England, through various European countries in […]

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The voice of the land

What does it mean today to be a farmer in Romania? The country has nearly 5 million active farmers, 50% of all European farmers. In thousands of villages industrialization has not arrived or came too quickly, erasing years of history and subjecting these lands to expropriation and speculation. A trip […]

Tra Terra e Acqua (Between Land and Water)

The documentary Between Land and Water, realized with the contribution of the CMU and the legal advice Cultural Association, was produced by Lastcam Film Production and Video under Project Civic Uses – Collective Ownership: Video necklace on the collective properties in Italy. Recounts the historical, legal, and cultural aspects […]

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