AGAINST THE TIDE - Trailer 

 

A remote and wild island on the west coast of Scotland is home to a small group of people that live in deep connection with the land, the sea and the weather. For different reasons, they left their city life to escape their inner demons and to live as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. 

 

This is the trailer of a documentary that was commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute through their Bridging the Gap Initiative. The project is currently in the development phase. Produced, filmed and edited by Giulia Candussi. 

THE VICTORIA ROAD PROJECT – Trailer

 

‘The Victoria Road Project’ documents the work of the company ‘Theatre Senza’ during their artistic residency in Glasgow in June and July 2019. It aims at exploring - through ethnographic techniques mixed with theatre techniques - Victoria Road in Glasgow, as one of the most politically scrutinized, diverse and transforming areas of the country. The company spent some time carrying out creative community engagement activities such as interviews, events, and workshops with people who live, work or pass through the street. Some of these encounters have been spontaneous, but the majority have been organized interviews with members of the community who are part of social outreach organizations. The Senza members also spent some time in the rehearsal studios theatrically digesting the material they gathered on the street through physical theatre techniques fused with ethnographic research.

 

This is the trailer of a 30-minutes documentary.

Produced, filmed and edited by Giulia Candussi. 

UPSTREAM

TOURISM: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF VENICE? ​

Upstream is an independent documentary about the contrast between mass tourism and sustainable tourism in Venice, Italy. 

 

The city of Venice owes much of its glory and fame to the lagoon. The Venetians have always been able to respect it and have benefited greatly from it. Today the fragile balance between men and water is breaking because of the large flows of tourists and the giant cruise ships that enter the Venetian lagoon every day.

 

But there is hope. A few local organizations try to offer to visitors a more sustainable approach to tourism, giving rowing lessons in traditional Venetian boats, trying to re-establish the link with water that has been lost in recent years.

Produced and directed by Giulia Candussi

Filmed and edited by Luis Maurizzio

SCOTLAND'S LITTER PROBLEM

Every year 15,000 tonnes of litter are dropped on the streets of Scotland. This has a devastating impact on the environment and imposes significant financial costs on the local government. South Ayrshire residents are coming together to tackle this issue by organising litter picking events, by encouraging other people to take pride in their community and by raising awareness about the consequences of improper waste disposal. Despite the collaboration of efforts between the Council and the public, what is the reality about litter? 

 

Production, filming and editing: Giulia Candussi 

Additional filming: Luis Maurizzio and Fethi Benaissa

VENICE COMPLAINTS CHOIR

A group of Venetian residents comes together to sing about their everyday problems and frustrations. 

 

This video is in Italian/Venetian dialect. Please click Closed Captions (CC) for subtitles in English or Italian. Produced, filmed and edited by Giulia Candussi.

THE MAGIC SPRING

 

The water of this magic spring has healing powers. According to tradition, the Count of Tolmin believed that by drinking this water he would always remain young. That's why it's called “Grofova Voda” which means the Count's Water. According to radiotherapeutic measurements, its healing power is very high. It is clean, fresh, rich in minerals and ​has an energy-positive effect on the whole body. It originates from the depths, flows from the rock and never dries, even in the driest periods. The spring can be found in the Soča Valley, Slovenia, in a remote location that only a few local residents know, including our escort Josko.

 

This video is in Italian. Please click Closed Captions (CC) for subtitles in English or Italian. Produced, filmed and edited by Giulia Candussi.

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