“Amaranto” by Manuela and Emmanuela flows continuously from one story to another, introducing alternative ways of living from giving birth, to education and CoHousing projects. It is up to each individual which direction the river called life takes. Since ancient times mankind has tried to influence the way rivers flow, by building dams, straightening banks, speeding them up, or slowing them down.
This element changes form, colour and flavour radically. Don Pasta (Daniele de Michele), a widely known Italian chef meets small agricultural producers. In his documentary “I Villani”, a culinary road trip throughout the country of thousand kitchens, the focus is on local production and consumption, enabling the highest possible quality on our tables.
The most concrete of the four elements. An authoritarian and moody but never arrogant companion.
Filippo Bellantoni’s film “Xilella” explores all facets of the current problems regarding the outbreak of the Xilella bacteria in Puglia.
The documentary exposes the shadowy background behind the eradication of thousands of ancient olive trees. Today’s global agricultural methods deeply disturb our planet’s equilibrium and therefore also those working in this field. Objectively, without any kind of extremism, the director reflects on different perspectives and leaves it up to us as spectators to gain an understanding about how things work today and how agriculture could be done differently.