Italy | 2023 | 83 min

Transhumance was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in 2019. It has been practised on the Cilento mountain Cervati for millennia, and yet institutions seem to obstruct the work of shepherds who have been taking their livestock for the pastures since time immemorial. According to a new local bylaw, herders now have to pay a tax to take their livestock to the mountain, as they’ve done for ages. Exasperated by bureaucracy, shepherd Antonio seems to be able to communicate only with the animals and that luxuriant mountain that he has been going to since he was a baby, getting to know all its meanders. The film tells the story of a man who finds his place thanks to the relationship with his animals while men and their laws won’t allow him to. It also invites to reflect on how exploitation and profit systems cut the oxygen from the relationship between human beings, livestock, and land that could be a response to the climate crisis and more evolved forms of coexistence. (l.f.)

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 09 Nov 2023
  • Time: 13:30


Spazio Alfieri
Spazio Alfieri - Via dell'Ulivo, 8, 50122 Florence
Vanina Lappa


Vanina Lappa

Vanina Lappa is an Italian-French filmmaker and editor. After graduating from the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, she began her artistic career in painting and video art. She achieved her first success with the documentary Sopra il fiume (2016), which won Filmmaker Festival in MIlan in 2016. She attended the Ateliers Varan in Paris, where she developed his first feature film.

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