1. This is the Italian version of the animated doodle "History of Sicily in one hundred seconds". You can find it here: vimeo.com/1314484 .

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  2. After a two-months work, i can finally publish my last short documentary: the animated doodle "History of Sicily in one hundred seconds".
    As the title suggests, it's a fast-run across a pressing and hyper-compact narration.
    Those who knew little or nothing about the events told, will be surprised by the great number of conflicts, wars, monarchies, dominations, martyrs and crimes that plagued the island in millenniums.
    I advise to not blink your eyelids as you watch the video: you risk to loose a whole century.

    Here's the transcription:

    One hundred eighty millions years ago Tethys Ocean splits Pangaea
    mountain ranges rise up among coral reeves
    it's hot
    flora, fauna and dwarf elephants
    the volcano Etna grows up by underwater eruptions
    then five thousands years ago in Stentinello the first neolithic civilization
    Sicanians get overpowered by Sicels
    Pantalica is a necropolis for all the dead
    phoenician sailors
    sea urchins and swordfishes
    here come the Greeks
    Naxos and Syracuse
    theaters carved in rocks or built on a hill like in Taormina
    Polyphemus and mermaids
    Archimedes and his burning mirrors
    Scilla and Cariddi
    first Punic War with Rome
    Republic and Empire
    corn and gladiators, then Vandals and Ostrogoths
    Byzantines, Arabians and Muslims
    tuna nets, orange and lemon trees
    scimitars and sheiks
    watering and architecture
    ceramics and cassata cakes
    Roger II and the Normans
    heritage to Suebi
    Frederick II and Poetry School
    Ciullo d'Alcamo, the first parliament
    Aragonese and Angevins
    The Vespers when the French drove us mad
    then peace of Caltabellotta
    House of Hapsburg and Charles V
    Bourbon dynasty
    Garibaldi who got injuried
    Piedmontese army Carabiniers
    the Serval, puppetteers
    unification of Italy
    the Messina Earthquake
    bandits and mafia
    coppola and lupara
    Giovanni Verga and Luigi Pirandello
    emigration and First World War
    fascism
    allied landings, Lucky Luciano
    the bandit Giuliano and laced coffee (Sicilian style)
    Placido Rizzotto and Peppino Impastato
    Tano Badalamenti and Marlon Brando as the godfather
    Andreotti and the mafia
    the disappearance of Mauro De Mauro
    the strange case Mattei and a certain Sindona
    lots of Christian Democracy and then Socialist Party
    Pizza Connection
    Falcone and the Maxi Trial
    the Corleonesi and Totò Schillaci at World Cup
    Buscetta and Dalla Chiesa
    the mafia massacres of Capaci and via d'Amelio
    money of Ciancimino, Totò Cuffaro and Raffaele Lombardo
    the Strait Bridge and Franza ferryboats
    and then, many things still have to happen
    but in the end the island will be eaten by the sea.

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  3. Travel Documentary video piece about travel in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies- Sicily and Naples

    In Italian Language with English subtitiles

    31 minutes

    2007

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