“Montagna Doc”: stories of resistance and resilience | From 29 October to 3 December in Villar Perosa (TO) | MountainBlog

Six events dedicated to the mountains and adventure. Every Saturday, appointment at 6.30 pm at the Cinema delle Valli

The review of documentaries is back Montagna Doc – Stories of resistance and resilience at the Cinema delle Valli in Villar Perosa (viale G. Ferraris, 2 corner viale S. Pertini).

Scheduled every Saturday at 6.30pm, from 29 October to 3 December, 6 events dedicated to the mountains and adventure, as physical and spiritual places. Each screening will be preceded by a themed meeting with guests: directors, journalists, experts and protagonists of the documentaries. Except for one (Filming by Mario Fantin for Italia K2), all the films are linked to Piedmont by setting, production or direction.

The absolute novelty of this second edition will be the transformation of the cinema into a television studio for 3 of the appointments on the bill. First official collaboration between the Cinema delle Valli and the newborn RBE TV based in Luserna San Giovanni (To). Audience and speakers will be the protagonists of “Seratina film”, a space broadcast on Wednesdays at 9.00 pm dedicated to films, documentaries and short films produced in Piedmont whose purpose is to enhance them and make them known to the public through television. The films scheduled for 12, 19 and 26 November will be shown on digital terrestrial channel 87 in the provinces of Turin, Cuneo and Asti in the early months of 2023.

“Montagna Doc is perhaps the exhibition that most underlines our desire to make the Cinema delle Valli a cultural meeting place for the territory – explains Alessandro Gaido, president of thePiemonte Movie Association and director of the Cinema of the Valleys -. We will not limit ourselves to showing mountain films, but we will put the cinema at the service of the community. At the center of the evenings there will be global themes dropped into the local reality and addressed by qualified speakers. They will be glocal stories, in short, as always. In addition, the review will also be an opportunity to experience a new collaboration with the newborn RBE TV. Transforming the room into a television studio is a fascinating challenge that is worth tackling ».

Born in November 1984, Radio Beckwith Evangelica – RBE is one of the few community realities of the Piedmontese radio scene born on the long wave of free radios still present in the air. With RBE TV, the broadcaster intends to go beyond certain patterns typical of television, combining the possibilities offered by the image with the informality and rhythm typical of the radio medium with programming partly shared with the radio schedule and partly original and autonomous, with specific cultural and information formats.

«The experimentation and the intertwining of new languages ​​are an integral part of the history of RBE – says Matteo Scali, Editorial Coordinator -. Bringing television to the premises of a cinema and the experience of the cinema on television is not only a fascinating challenge in itself, but it is above all part of a common drive to try to create culture with the territory. The meeting and the synergy with Piemonte Movie and Cinema delle Valli for this review represents an additional opportunity for us to continue to create a community television that is an expression of the narrative and cultural potential of mountain territories ».

The program of the 2nd edition

Saturday 29 October opens with Innesti by Sandro Bozzolo, set in the Mongia Valley in the Cuneo area, the story of a silent and formidable battle to recover the centuries-old chestnut groves and their tradition in Viola Castello. The director retraces the personal relationship with his father Ettore, one of the last chestnut growers. Sandro Bozzolo and the producer Enrica Viola will be present in the room.

On Saturday 5 November, the protagonist of a great mountaineering enterprise with Filming by Mario Fantin for Italy K2 by Mario Fantin, a montage made in 2021 dedicated to the expedition sponsored by the CAI in 1954 and directed by the geologist Ardito Desio who will be able for the first time to reach the highest peak highest in the world: the K2. Guest in the room Roberto Mantovani, freelance journalist from Torre Pellice and historian of European and extra-European mountaineering.

Saturday 12 November Neve Rosso Sangue by Daniel Daquino and Ilmurrán – Maasai in the Alps by Sandro Bozzolo, the first dedicated to the massacre of Valmala on 6 March 1945, when nine partisans from Garibaldi were killed by the Alpini of Monterosa at the end of the war, while the second documents the experience of Leah and Silvia, a young Maasai and a bergera (shepherd of sheep) who in 2014 shared the pasture on the pastures of the Maritime Alps. Maasai and Bergé are similar peoples, marked by a parallel history: both practice nomadic pastoralism and find themselves walking in a delicate balance on the borderline between tradition and modernity. In the room the director Daniel Daquino and the protagonist Silvia Somà.

Saturday 19 November Cannabis Rock by Franco Fornaris, a short but intense ‘beat’ experience of a group of young Piedmontese climbers who, from 1973 to 1975, revolutionized the traditionalism of the Piedmontese and Italian mountaineering world, transferring the restless and creative climate of the ‘ 68. Guest in the hall is the alpinist Andrea Giorda.

Saturday 26 November the mountaineer by Giacomo Piumatti and Fabio Mancari (guests in the room), documentary dedicated to Agostino “Gustin” Gazzera, a Fiat worker in the 1950s, in love with mountaineering who dreams of walking the mountain routes opened by legendary mountaineers . The Alpinist retraces the events of a man whose strong curiosity and determination push him higher and higher, making him live mythical experiences between the Piedmontese peaks and the four thousand Valle d’Aosta.

Montagna Doc closes on Saturday, December 3, with Gabriele Vacis’s documentary On the Blue Trail of 2022 following a group of autistic children who, in the company of their doctors and educators, walk the 200 km long Via Francigena path in 9 days. A journey of growth and knowledge, between effort and fun. In the room Ornella Giordana (contact person “The Mountain that helps” CAI Turin – CAI Central Hiking Commission), Loretta Costantino (Head of BUM Autism Center Diaconia Valdese) and Emanuele Gabaglio (president of ASD Hiking Trekking).

For all the Montagna Doc screenings, the entrance ticket costs € 6, reduced € 4 with the Community card.

The program in detail

“Montagna Doc”: stories of resistance and resilience | From 29 October to 3 December in Villar Perosa (TO) | MountainBlog