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JOURNEY IN SAHARAWI

The courage of living for freedom

by Walter Bencini

The personal experience of a journey of solidarity to visit the Saharawi communities of Dakhla and Smara, telling the story of a group of refugees who have been living in the middle of the Algerian desert for 35 years, waiting to return to their homeland.
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DESERT FRUIT: THE DATES OF AL JUFRA

by Walter Bencini

A journey to the Al Jufra oases in the heart of Libya, a crossroads for the ancient caravan routes, to discover a unique heritage: 400 varieties of dates, carefully tended by farmers. This wealth has shaped the culture and customs of this country, from language to religion, from architecture to cuisine.
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THE WOMEN OF ZERI

by Walter Bencini

Official Selection at the Cinema Italiano in Hawaii Film Festival 2011, Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival 2010, International Film and Food Festival in Brazil 2010, Ecologico Film Festival 2010 and Slow Food On Film 2009.

This film tells the story of the daily, steadfast commitment of a group of young women in the Lunigiana region of Italy who have taken up the work of their grandparents. They are raising an unusual breed of sheep, which until a few years ago was facing extinction. The community has managed to develop a small-scale economy, protecting biodiversity and the dignity of the rural world as well as safeguarding the heritage of artisanal skills and traditions, symbolizing a new way of farming.
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JOURNEY THROUGH THE FORTIFIED VILLAGES OF THE VALDICHIANA

by Walter Bencini with Alex Revelli and Susanna Cutini

Eccentric couple Alex and Susanna take a legendary old Fiat 500 on a journey through the Valdichiana’s stunning medieval villages.

Length: 30 minutes
Directed by Walter Bencini
Format: 4:3 Betacam SP Pal/Secam
Production: Insekt Film
Produced by Artel GAL Leader II – Coop Terroirs 2007
Language: Italian
Year: 2007

THE ARK OF TASTE

Voyage in the Italian food communities

by Walter Bencini

An exploration of the small-scale food production being threatened by industrial agriculture, environmental degradation and globalized standardization. These food products may be at risk of extinction, but they are still very much alive and have real commercial potential.
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