Places belong to those who "inhabit" them, i.e. those who care for them and feel them essential to their identity. In Latin "habitare" means "to habitually have". Nothing to do with ownership or possession: it is building, defending, preserving. True custodians do not exhibit their work. You can recognize them by their profound knowledge of the territory in which they live and work, acquired first through the lessons of their fathers, then through careful observation, dedication, hard work: an awareness of places carved on faces and hands, reflected in voices and eyes, sculpted in memory and soul. (Marco Rossitti)

  • Marco Rossitti
  • Daniela Pizzarotti
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    1 hour 12 minutes
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    February 27, 2023
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  • Trento Film Festival
    April 29, 2023
    World Premiere
    Prize "Dolomiti Unesco World Heritage"
Director Biography - Marco Rossitti

Film lecturer at the University of Udine, author of essays on ethnographic film and Italian cinema, festival director. As an author and director, he has made around thirty titles, many of which were broadcast by the RAI television channels, Sky and Sat 2000 and presented at numerous film festivals and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (Festival "Vidéodanse") and at the UN Palace in New York. He collaborated on the CAI-Club Alpino Italiano/National Geographic "Enchanted Mountains" series.

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"Over the years, meeting Cecilia, Bepo, Egidio, Miriam, Mauro, Konrad, Erika, Gianfranco, Tobia, Xiaolei, Roberto, Matteo, Massimo in different regions of northern Italy, I realized that it is possible to be a custodian under the most different stimuli and motivations: by instinct, election, passion, tradition, foresight, destiny, vocation, choice..." (Marco Rossitti).