My Sweet L'Aquila

original title:

L'AQUILA BELLA MÈ

cinematography:

Mauro Rubeo, Pietro Pelliccione, Michele Buo

music:

Vega's

production:

Vivo film, Minollo Film, Relief

country:

Italy

year:

2009

film run:

70'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (09/09/2009)

festivals & awards:

Immediately after the earthquake in L'Aquila, hundreds of video cameras were turned on the city, but the ones used for this film are the 'eyes' of those native to the stricken city. A film crew that knows L'Aquila's social fabric shows the 'off-camera' action in the wake of the catastrophe. They film the rubble from the inside, knowing that the future of their own city, its houses and schools and mountains - as well as that of their friends and family - is at stake. Produced by Gregorio Paonessa and Valerio Mastandrea and overseen by Daniele Vicari, their film, which premieres at the Festival, is the first step in a year-long video documentation of the long, intricate story of the 'reconstruction'.