Teaser- BALENTES - for Sponsors and Contributors
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FILM COMMISSION SARDEGNA
FORMAT: 1 X 52MIN DOCUMENTARY
DIRECTOR: LISA CAMILLO
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: VIV SCANU
RESOLUTION: 4K, HIGH DEFINITION.
FINANCING OPPORTUNITIES: SPONSORS, SARDINIAN GOVERNMENT, SCREEN AUSTRALIA,
PRIVATE INVESTORS, ITALIAN RAI, MEDIASET, MINISTRY OF TOURISM SARDEGNA
**WORK IN PROGRESS**
This shocking exposé shows that Italian’s zeal to utilise Sardinia as a military testing zone and as a giant mine, may be poisoning the soil and air.
BALENTES is a controversial documentary part exposé, part mystery and part showdown, looking for answers and for those who are responsible for these deaths and this environmental disaster.
BALENTES is an inspiring documentary empowering Sardinians on taking action, uniting and taking back their decisional power.
BALENTES is a revealing documentary on the Sardinia of today, frankly discussing its serious difficulties, the failures of its recent history, as well as its hopes for the future. It presents the peculiar case of this unique island, recently a submissive colony to foreign powers, but rich in resources of natural beauty and traditions, which, thanks to its isolation, have fortunately remained intact right up to the present.
Today Sardinia, apart from a few pockets of luxury tourist resorts, is practically reduced to poverty by damaging, incompetent political decisions. The documentary will illustrate the more striking examples and also examine the possibilities of future prosperity.
This documentary, BALENTES, will be shown at all the most important film festivals, including Cannes, Tribeca (NY), Sundance Film Festival, the Biennale of Venice and the Berlin Film Festival.
“Balentes’ is a Sardinian word indicating ‘a man of valor’, who strives for social justice, defending the weak against the bullies. Sardinians have always been a warrior people, a fact sometimes forgotten, combatting the many invaders landing on the shores over the ages, testified by the recent archeological discoveries of the statues of the ‘Giants of Monte Prama’, ready to attack all invaders with courage and valour.”