Through the active screening and production of water-related documentaries and films, we encourage a deeper understanding of the cultural value of water.
Through audiovisual reportage of real situations where water is directly affected by cultural change unveiled by fieldwork around the world, we hope to create a platform for vastly different people to communicate and interact through knowledge.
Fieldwork around the world has revealed the reality of places where water is directly affected by cultural change. Through audiovisual reportage of the real situation in these places, we hope to create a platform based in knowledge through which vastly different people can communicate and interact.
Through this audiovisual documentation, we more directly improve the understanding of the reality of water and its meaning in different cultures.
IN OTHER SEA
Franco La Cecla
Asia Production / Cineteca Bologna
"In Other Sea" it is the current epic story: the Italian emigration that continues despite the racism that prevails in Italy towards migration in general, and first of all of italians their self. It is a the story of the deep-sea fishing, heroic and dangerous activity that sees a community of 23 thousand Sicilian fishermen of Terrasini, a town in Palermo’s Province, in Sicily, live for five generations on the Atlantic sea and fish in very cold and foggy Saint Georges benches. It’s a story of strong identities, of fishing vessels, of brave captains and their wives. Once a year they renew their story and tradition in the "grasy pole". The sea antenna, symbolize the difficult art of fishing. This fishermen they not give up, rather than return to their town in Sicily, as some times happens and while multinational organizations would, they persist in their battle.
The documentary won the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival 2010.
Water voices from Ethiopia
A Film by Paolo Barberi and Riccardo Russo
Story by Mario Michelini - Esplorare la Metropoli
Oromia, Southern Ethiopia.
Each year, when the dry season reaches its peak, the Borana herders gather with their livestock around their ancient singing wells. While we can see all around the world actions towards a privatised control over water resources and the access to drinkable water is still not considered a fundamental human right, the Borana deserve a special attention for the extraordinary way in which they guarantee general and indiscriminate access to water in one of the driest inhabited regions on earth.
Luca Cusani / Cafi Muhamud
In Senegal 500 hyper - technological European fishing vessels enter the Senegalese waters and fish enormous quantities of fish for European market. eIn Senegal 15.000 pirogues every day try to catch what remains and to nourish 600.000 people.
The European vessel have radars and GPS for detecting the stocks and can fish for two months with no interruption. The Senegalese fishermen try to detect the fish stocks by looking the movements of water, the reflection of the moon on the scales using special amulets provided by the spiritual guides of the villages. In ten years time, the experts say that there will be no more fish in the waters of and there will be a human tragedy. We went from Senegal to Island through Italy, Belgium and United Kingdom to describe the effects of this fishing policy.