Due volte Delta
Fabio Genovesi, Gao Xingjang, Boris Pahor, Vittorio Sgarbi, Gabriele Levada, Claudio Candiani, Giorgio Moretti
Il pesce siluro è innocente (The wels catfish is innocent) Two experienced eel fishermen in the inlet of Goro; a young woman and a man gathering clams and mussels; a fisherman running a fish farm who makes a show of himself along the river channels. Lives that unfurl along the Po river, following its pace and its seasons, respectful and timorous, enamoured of the river. But something has been irremediably lost. Per soli uomini (For men only) Along the Po di Maistra, in the extreme regions of the Po Delta, at Cà Pisani in one of the valleys created by the mouth of the River, three men live on a fish farm: Gabriele, the owner; Claudio “Sgalambra”; Giorgio “Bertinotti”. The valley is a world apart, an ecosystem kept alive by the water flowing through it and the obsessive monitoring of these valley men, always in motion, vague but observant walkers along the river.
The life of water is fishing. Fishing more than anything else is the place where man finds life. This is true of the Delta of the Po river, where the story of fishing gives its very meaning to the river and the river gives its very meaning to the lives of those fishermen, whose daily life becomes absolute.