Nobilis golden moon
regia / director Mariagrazia Pontorno
fotografia / photography Marisa Vallone, Davide Eustacchi
montaggio / editing Mariagrazia Pontorno
produzione / production Acqua Foundation, Marìtima01
Spagna-Italia 2021, 58′ inglese, spagnolo con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / Spain-Italy 2021, 58′ English, Spanish with English and Italian subtitles
Straddling two pandemics and two full moons, it is a documentary about the relationship between scientific thought and magical one, told through the Pinna Nobilis, the largest bivalve in the Mediterranean. Also known as the “Sentinel of Mediterranean”, it exceeds the height of a meter, at risk of disappearing for a pandemic disease. The narration sets a parallelism between the current Covid-19 emergency and that one of the Mediterranean and Pinna Nobilis. Nobilis Golden Moon is a personal and partially autobiographical reportage, shot astride the full moons of July and August 2020, in Valencia and in Sant’Antioco. In these two places, in the moonlight, Mariagrazia (director/narrator) learns the scientific and esoteric point of view about Pinna Nobilis, and much more…
Voice above the water
regia / director Dana Frankoff
Stati Uniti 2020, 11′ indonesiano con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / Italy 2020, 11′ Indonesian with English and Italian subtitles
This is the story of a 90-year-old Balinese fisherman, Wayan, who can no longer fish because of the vast amount of plastic pollution in the ocean. Wayan instead uses his fishing boat and net to collect trash from the ocean in hopes of one day being able to fish again. The story is a glimpse into how one human is using his resources to make a difference and a reminder that if we all play our part, we can accomplish something much greater than ourselves.
soggetto / subject Andrea e Marco Spinelli
regia / director Marco Spinelli
fotografia / photography Daniele Piras
subacquei / divers Andrea Spinelli, Carlos Taurà, Dyana Vitale
montaggio / editing Marco Spinelli
in collaborazione con / in cooperation with Oceanografico di Valencia, Cressi Sub e Ogyre
Italia 2022, 24′ italiano, spagnolo con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / Italy 2022, 24′ Italian, Spanish with English and Italian subtitles
Every year, 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are abandoned in the oceans. According to annual reports by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the data is increasing. In the Mediterranean, ghost nets are covering larger areas of underwater walls or shoals causing a gradual destruction of all life forms. This is why it is necessary to plan and start removal operations. Missione Euridice is the idea of Andrea and Marco Spinelli, two Sicilian brothers who love the sea: Andrea is a marine biologist at the Oceanographic Institute in Valencia; while Marco is a documentary filmmaker, with a special interest in the environment. Together they removed a tonne of abandoned nets from the coast of Cefalù.
Habiter le seuil
regia / director Vincent Bruno
fotografia / photography Vincent Bruno
montaggio / editing Vincent Bruno
produzione / production One Breath
Francia 2021, 29′ francese con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / France 2021, 29’French with English and Italian subtitles
Contemporary dancer and choreographer Marine Chesnais situates her otherworldly performances underwater with no breathing apparatus. In preparation for a new work, she travels to Réunion Island to dive with migrating humpback whales. The experience forever changes her perspective on life and nature.
In collaboration with the ecologist association Mare Vivo, we will present an educational meeting on microplastics with Antonio Ragusa, author of the book Nati con la camicia… di plastica (Aboca edizioni, 2021), which tells how microplastics are already present in the placenta of the womb. The work Madre Plastica by Fabrizia Capostagno, winner of the first edition of the Marine Litter Art competition, will be exhibited on this occasion.