Chi semina raccoglie

Chi semina raccoglie (Reap what you sow)

by Franca Roiatti & Alice Barrese · Italia · 2016 · 31' · IN COMPETITION · Festival delle Terre

Thursday 1 December 2016
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Chi semina raccoglie

“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. Since long time in Brianza ears of wheat have been replaced by highways, shopping malls and townhouses. It was necessary to find the land and someone to cultivate it; somebody to mill the grain and those able and willing to make bread as in the past, using only flour and water.
This documentary tells the story of Spiga & Madia, a project involving 600 families, three farmers, one miller and five breadmakers. Together they started to make real bread again, trying to save their land from overbuilding by growing wheat.”

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Screenplay Franca Roiatti-Alice Barrese Editing Alice Barrese