Lucio De Candia - La terra mé

22:20, 2013, Documentary
Through interviews to a writer and poet, a farmer, a children and other people from l’Aquila (Italy), the documentary underlines the passion that ties them to their native land and the desire not to abandon it after the devastating earthquake of the april 2009. Moreover the construction of an ecological and self-made village shows the importance of the bio-architecture regarding the necessity to respect nature.

DirectorLucio De CandiaProducerWild Rat FilmWriterLucio De CandiaCameraNiki Dell’annoEditorDaniela Bevilacqua

CountryItalyEdition2013 ScreeningsPortobello Film Festival 2012 – London (UK) – Italian New Movies Showcase
Dokubazaar 2012 – Lubiana (Slovenia) – Panorama
Euroekofest 2012 – Kardzhali (Bulgaria) - Panorama
Festival de Cine Invisible “Filme Sozialak” 2012 – Bilbao (Spagna) – fuori concorso
Ecologico International Film Festival 2012 - official selection“mediometraggi”
AwardsIX Collecchio Video Film Festival – Best Film - sezione: “Uomini: cronache e memorie”
Video Festival Imperia 2013 - First Prize section “Documentari naturalistici”

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What is La terra mé about?
The documentary is about the deep relationship between the inhabitants of L’Aquila province (central Italy) and their land, an area perturbed by a big earthquake in april 2009. The interviews testify that the ties with the native land are often stronger than natural disasters.

How did you start with film? And do you have an educational background in art or film?
I attended the Rome Griffith Academy in 2007 studying as a movie director.

Could you explain how you work, what themes or concepts you use and what is important to you?
Cinema is the creation of stories through images...so I’m very careful before using dialogue that could be redundant. A good cinema is the creation of visual stories ables to surprise, touch and make the spectators aware.

Where do you get your ideas or inspiration from?
Friends from L’Aquila asked me to show the situation during the year after the earthquake, a period in which national media seemed to forget about the tragedy. I decided to realize this documentary with the aim to give information about the real life in the area and the reconstruction prospectives.

How influential is the reaction to your film by the audience?
I considered the audience reaction just a sign of the commercial impact of a work. I’d like to receive a good feedback by people I appreciate...anyway a good audience reaction is better than a negative one and it could be important to find resources for other projects.

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