The Knights of the Lagoon

The Knights of the Lagoon

The Knights of the Lagoon / I cavalieri della laguna

English: A human, poetic journey inside the Orbetello lagoon fishing community, using the fishermen’s stories to explore a new way of fishing and a philosophy of food production which cares about quality, the environment and people. It’s a story of tradition and technology, humans and nature, passion and conflicts. Gruff men who can both make us chuckle and feel melancholy, men who can laugh at themselves and their situation, who tell their stories frankly with all their individual contradictions. They are heroes suspended between the destiny of a disappearing world and the romantic, stubborn desire not to give up, to keep alive their story, which is also the story of their families, their fathers and grandfathers.
In the midst of this unprecedented economic crisis, in which the Western industrial system has revealed its complete failure, it is essential to highlight and promote alternative production models. The logic of small, local, cooperative businesses like this might seem insignificant and anachronistic in a globalized world of corporations and astronomical turnovers, but in fact it offers the only way forward if we want to rediscover a harmonious relationship with the natural world.

Italian: “Una storia di eroi di altri tempi, raccontatat con luminosa poesia” (La Repubblica)
La storia di una comunità di pescatori che per continuare ad esistere, ha saputo rinnovarsi guardando al passato.
Con questa crisi economica senza precedenti, in cui il sistema industriale occidentale a fallito in pieno, diventa fondamentale mettere in luce e promuovere dei modelli produttivi alternativi. La logica delle piccole realta locali come questa, in un mondo globalizzato fatto di cifre astronomiche, puo sembrare insignificante, anacronistica, eppure è l’unica via percorribile, se si vuole ritrovare un rapporto armonico con la nostra madre terra.

Genre: Documentary, Lifestyle, Society

Duration: 52/100mins

Language: Italian; English subs

Rights: Inflight & Transportation – Worldwide

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