The Good Remedy

The Good Remedy is my art video that talks about the uprooting of old olive trees in Puglia. The reason for this plant destruction comes from the Xylella Fastidiosa bacteria that attacks the olive trees and gas pipelines which lead to Puglia. In place of the ancient olive trees, it is feared that condominuims and villas will be built. The best remedy is for all boys and girls to plant new, young olive trees.
This film was made in various areas in Puglia.
The music was composed by DTM Production and the words were written by Riccardo Maffioli and translated by Europainlingua, Conversano.
This is the text:

The Good Remedy

In my dreams I see ancient olive trees casting shade on the red land where children play

In my dreams I see ancient olive trees cradling birds on branches

In my dreams I see ancient olive trees telling stories to the flowers

In my dreams I see ancient olive trees reflecting the sun on your hair

In my dreams I see ancient olive trees weeping their brothers taken from the land

In my dreams I see ancient olive trees sadly watching the surrounding cement

In my dreams I see a good remedy: girls and boys planting young olive trees

  • Riccardo Maffioli
    Director
  • Riccardo Maffioli
    Writer
  • Perdurare Produzioni
    Producer
  • Europainlingua centro linguistico e culturale
    Producer
  • Silbhe Sea
    Key Cast
  • DTM production
    Original Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    The Good Remedy
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,490 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cefalù film festival 2019
    Cefalu'
    Italy
    June 1, 2019
    Semi finalist
  • Biennale d'arte contemporanea Bari
    Bari
    Italy
    January 30, 2019
    Premio giuria dei giornalisti
  • Mantova Forest International Film Festival 2018
    Mantova
    Italy
    November 28, 2018
    Mantova Forest International Film Festival 2018
    Official Selection
  • The Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF)
    Siracusa
    Italy
    June 1, 2018
    Official Selection 2018
  • International Ecological Film Festival TO SAVE AND PRESERVE

    Russian Federation
    June 4, 2018
    Official Selection 2018
  • Festival del cinema povero

    Italy
    September 25, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Geo film Festival
    Cittadella
    Italy
    October 1, 2019
    Official selection
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards
    Roma
    Italy
    Official selection 2020
Director Biography - Riccardo Maffioli

Nato a Brescia il 22 agosto del 1961.
Residente a Brescia,
Cittadinanza italiana,
Tel. 3289271769

Sito: www.riccardomaffioli.it
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Curriculum cinematografico:
Premi e riconoscimenti nel cinema:
sul mio sito internet.

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