Selvadolce is an italian biodynamic wine farm runned by an inspired young farmer: Aris Blancardi. Located on the hills behind the city of Bordighera, it faces the beautiful coast of Riviera dei Fiori. On this outstanding estate, Aris is cultivating a dream.
This video was realized in the context of my graduation thesis at the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Pollenzo, Italy).
In the filmmaking process for "Selvadolce", shared methods were used for both collecting information and building the film sequence.
Beyond the perspective of visual realism, past the requirement of "sincerity", the focus is here put on a relationship. I named this approach "relational realism".
The filmmaker is here alive, he's sensible and aware in taking part in a process and a relationship. In this perspective, I consider the storytelling practice to be a privileged dialogue between two flags of values. The print left by this meeting is then not only a visual product, but first of all the experience matured by participants - thus by the subject, by the filmmaker, and by spectactors as well - and, sometimes, a renewed sense of selfconsciousness and identity. These prints are little seams within the broken tissue of a sociability of consumption.
It is a suspended idea, a Manifesto, a direction: opening a visual and cultural dialogue with the world of people who feed us, who cultivate the earth and grow our food under the flags of varied human values. Modern media communication, when not stuck in the tricks of old school marketing, has sometimes the power to generate good sparks.
A feeling of gratitude spurs me on along this purpose. A feeling of gratitude for all those good people I am encountering on the field. Each day I spend out there, each interview or conversation, is for me part of a borderless school of life.
Realized in collaboration with themaking-of.eu - Food & Film.
Constanze Von Hartmann
SHOT & EDIT BY
Queen of the wind
Roger Subirana Mata
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