Glimmer of Light. Notes for a film about a Sense of Place

Original title: "Filo di Luce. Appunti per un film sul Senso del Luogo"
A volume with essays by Michele Fasano and Maria José Compiani
English version included
A dvd with a documentary by Michele Fasano
Subtitles: English, French, Italian
Online offer: including expenses of delivery 
Undividable combined publication
ISBN: 88-902519-0-5
Sattva Films Publishing


The book offers theoretical contributions for an in depth analysis of the themes proposed by the film; in aesthetic and cinematographic key by Michele Fasano, in sociological and political key by Maria José Compiani. The interdisciplinary whole produces an interesting synthesis about opportunities and risks in the use of mass media in the multicultural sphere.
General characteristics:
Format:   13.5 x 19.00 cm, wire stitching 

Book pages: 160

Introduction: prof. Pierluigi Basso

English version included 

Ramandeep is a ten year old girl, Indian, of Sikh religion, arriving in Italy when she was four with her mother who came to Italy to rejoin her husband. She remembers nothing of the Punjab, the native land of her father who emigrated to Italy to the Padana Plain six years before his wife to work as a milker of cows on a farm where Italian farm-workers, by now extinct, once lived. Ramandeep is happy to live in the country because she likes the “silent landscapes”, as she says, “when the machines stop”. 


General characteristics:


Title:  Filo di Luce.
Appunti per un film sul senso del luogo
Direction:  Michele Fasano
Cast:  Ramandeep Kaur, Guru Joga Singh, Fiorenzo Cauzzi
Duration: about 56 min.
Genre:  creative documentary
Video format:  4/3 - PAL
Audio:  Stereo
Type DVD:   DVD7
Language:  Italian, Punjabi, Hindi

Subtitles:  Italian, English, French

The Cremona countryside, 1971

direction: Luigi Ghisleri   (28’,  8mm,  b/n,  1971/2006) 
Poetic documentary on the radical transformation of the human and natural landscape of the Padana Plain between the sixties and seventies, filmed on the same farm between Cremona e Reggio Emilia where, 35 years later, Filo di Luce was made.
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