Productions

I CAVALIERI DELLA LAGUNA

THE KNIGHTS OF THE LAGOON

by walter Bencini

A human, poetic journey inside the Orbetello lagoon fishing community, using the fishermen’s stories to explore a new way of fishing, based on sustainability and traditional systems.
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BOLD ITALIAN FLAVOR

Bold Italian Flavor is the affirmation that the possibility of producing and cultivating food in a sustainable manner is, today, an economically feasible reality. This reality will be explored on a voyage visiting different italian food communities, with special attention being shown to the type of product each community generates, their modes of processing and distributing it, and, finally, their projects for the future. Although the logic of a local enterprise in a global economy based on large numbers and astronomic balances might appear anachronistic, it is the only possible path. These communities and the food they produce represent the avant-garde of a new sustainable agriculture and of a philosophy of food production attentive to organoleptic quality, sustainability and social equity, founded on a complicity and solidarity that transforms seasoned consumers into modern co-producers.
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AN ARCHIPELAGO OF SLOW ISLANDS

Though the distinctive, identity-based economies of the Tuscan islands are becoming increasingly marginalized, crushed by the mirage of easy profits and the invasion of mass tourism, in recent years a number of small farms have been started. Often they are run by courageous and far-sighted young people who are staking their livelihoods on their homeland, bringing together tradition and innovation.
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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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