From 5 June ‘Insostenibile’: nine films, five themes, a month of cinema and the environment. Initiatives also at the Botanical Gardene all’Orto Botanico.
10 June 2022
From 5 June to 8 July, in Parma and its province, nine films, five themes, a month of cinema and the environment. This is the proposal of Insostenibile, a festival that fixes its gaze on a planet threatened by climatic, environmental, and energy crises, listening in search of possible alternatives. Faced with the chaotic and complex images of a scorching world, Insostenibile questions the meaning of making culture, finding in cinema and its boundless stories a passage to the present. Insostenibile is a film festival conceived and curated by the social promotion association 24FPS with the contribution of the Fondazione Cariparma, the patronage of the University of Parma, the collaboration of the municipalities of Montechiarugolo and Borgotaro, the Ordine degli Architetti PPC di Parma, the participation of sponsors such as Opem and Podere Stuard, and the partnership of multiple interlocutors (WWF, CAI, Legambiente, ADA, Centro Etica Ambientale among many others) who have believed in the project. The 2022 edition will focus on five macro themes related to the environment: Water, Climate, City, Work, Earth. One day a week will be dedicated to each of these, with an evening screening of Italian and international documentaries. Before the screenings, in the afternoon, there will be informal meetings with local personalities and realities sensitive to the themes of the event: companies, associations, entrepreneurs, Unipr professors and researchers, journalists and activists. Unsustainable will take its guests to the Botanical Garden of the University of Parma, to the kiosk in Parco Ducale, it will go to the suburbs to meet innovative realities such as the Picasso Food Forest, it will be welcomed among the greenhouses of Podere Stuard, and it will move by bicycle together with Musei Urbani to discover a little-known city. Initiatives at the Botanical Garden via Farini, 90 – Parma 10 giugno – ore 17.00 10 June – 5 p.m. Inauguration of the exhibition MORFOGENESI by Achille Ascani and Giovanni Nicoli, a series of photographs of plant elements, taken with a microscope, and presentation of the pamphlet “Un disenantato (scientifico) ritratto del Mondo” (A disenchanted (scientific) portrait of the World) edited by Rossano Bolpagni (Researcher, Department of Chemical, Voting and Environmental Sustainability Sciences, University of Parma) In the indoor spaces of the Botanical Garden, screening of the short documentary “The Botanist” by Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebulis. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan was ravaged by a long and devastating civil war. Raïmberdi is a botanist who, in the aftermath of the war, lost everything and moved with his family to the barren mountains of the Pamir, building a small, self-sufficient reproduction. In his spare moments, he catalogues rare plant species in his beautiful calligraphy 10 June – 6 pm Meeting with Massimo Gibertoni (President of the Circolo Aironi del Po Polesine), Marco Bartoli (Professor, Department of Chemical, Voting and Environmental Sustainability Sciences, University of Parma), Roberto Montali (Club Alpino Italiano – Parma Section), Giulia Paltrinieri (journalist and author of the web-doc “Le mani sul fiume”, Caterina Erica Shanta (author of the documentary “Terre Emerse”. The guests will discuss the biodiversity of the Po River. Free access Screenings Insostenibile spreads across the Parma area, involving in its screenings – in addition to Parma’s Cinema d’Azeglio and Astra – a series of sensitive and unusual locations such as a centuries-old chestnut grove in Tiedoli in the municipality of Borgotaro, with a full day of excursions, workshops and even the possibility of staying in a tent. The outdoor courtyard of the Opem company in the Spip industrial district will be transformed into an open-air cinema for the first time, as will the meadows of the Stuard farm. The films Unsustainable opens on Sunday 5 June on World Environment Day at the Cinema Astra in Parma with the award-winning documentary Once you know by French director Emmanuel Cappellin. The festival programme consists of national short and feature films in the presence of the directors. Le Mani sul Fiume by Giulia Paltrinieri and Terre Emerse by Caterina Erica Shanta (on 10 June at the Cinema d’Azeglio) will touch on the theme of the great river Po. Andrea Dalpian’s Contact (18 June in the centuries-old chestnut grove of Tiedoli) will take two young wolves into the mountains. International documentaries, such as Journey to Utopia (18 June at the Astra cinema) by Erlend E. Mo and The Botanist (Botanical Garden 10 June), The Price of Progress by Victor Luengo (Italian premiere at Opem on 30 June), will trigger a comparison with what is happening globally. La Ville Engloutie (on 24 June at Cinema Astra) by Anna de Manincor will help us question the future of cities. Alessandra Coppola’s La restanza (8 July at the Podere Stuard) will conclude the festival by taking us to the wheat fields of Puglia. Insostenibile involves adults, adolescents and children, thanks to projects such as the Young Jury (a selection of students from the Green Team of the Liceo Romagnosi in Parma will award a merit mention to the best film) and for the youngest children educational workshops linked to the themes of the festival, held in the summer centres of Parma (in collaboration with Legambiente Parma) and Monticelli Terme (in collaboration with the municipalities of Montechiarugolo and Monticelli Terme, the coop Cigno Verde and the association Tangram – cantieri creativi di comunità), also including two trips to the Rivalta farm and the Stuard farm. The complete programme of the event is available on the 24fps.it website and will be illustrated in a free printed magazine designed as an in-depth study tool. Info: www.24fps.it / email@example.com / social @24fps.obiettivocinema / #insostenibile2022