A DAY IN ITALY
Director(s): Roland THERON, Jean-Philippe URBACH – Writer(s): Roland THERON, Andrea BAROLINI Contact Print page
Continuing our collection "A Day in...Europe".
Italy is a country of contrasts; with an urban and industrial North and the South...arid and disadvantaged. But it also draws its strength from its diversity and regional particularities. Based on striking aerial images and daily life sequences, the film captures twenty-four hours in the life of a country, offering a fascinating view of Italy today, a nation in search of a balance between a north turned towards Europe and a south facing the Mediterranean.
The Italian peninsula - fourth largest economic power in Europe today - stretches over 1,700 kilometers from the Alps to Sicily. Former rival cities Milan, Rome, Turin, Naples or Palermo have become the poles of attraction of a territory shaped by an incredibly diverse historical heritage.
Also, the country’s attributes as well as its geographic position has often united the Italian people in joy, but also in pain and sorrow…Located on the fault line of active tectonic plates, Italy lives with the permanent threat of volcanic eruptions, floods and landslides.
On a different level, the mafia – ever present - still asphyxiates a part of the country, but a number of new initiatives have successfully regained control of certain territories. And as for the legendary "dolce vita", it lives on in the "slow food" movement, a concept invented and popularized by Italy.
Today, the country faces immense challenges, between migrant crisis and its urban, industrial and energy development...
The film is accompanied by a 5 x 26' history series. Click here to discover "ITALY, HISTORY SEEN FROM ABOVE.