Manufatti in pietra
Michele Trentini / Italy / 2018 / 33 min / Colour
A reconnaissance of the stone artefacts that are still found along the little-beaten paths of our Alps tells us about a weakened, but not extinct, relationship between man and nature, capable of arousing new reflections on landscape, architecture and respect for the environment. This is a transversal, but surprising, way to the knowledge of material culture, history, ethnography of rural and mountain communities. The documentary observes and tells about some of these artefacts during the winter period, when the nature that surrounds them appears bare and almost immobile, making them less invisible protagonists. In 2018, UNESCO entered "the art of dry stone walls" in the list of intangible assets declared World Heritage. A heritage of constructions that are unique, exceptional and of great cultural, environmental and historical importance; a legacy from past generations that asks to be preserved and handed down.
Born in Rovereto in 1974, he earned a degree in sociology from the University of Dresden with a thesis on ecological communitarianism in Eastern Germany. He does research and documentation using methods taken from visual anthropology and is the author of documentaries, including Furriadroxus (2005), Cheyenne, trent'anni (2009), Tre carnevali e ½ (2007), Il canto scaltro (2009) and Carnival King of Europe (2009).
Format HDSubject Michele TrentiniCinematography Michele TrentiniSound Michele TrentiniEditing Michele TrentiniProduction company Trotzdem Film in collaborazione con Accademia della Montagna del Trentino