The Harvest, Andrea Paco Mariani, Italy, 2017, 73′
Documentary o.v. Italian, English, Punjabi subtitles Italian/English
April 27th 2018, 9 pm, Ridotto del Teatro Comunale di Vicenza
Gurwinder comes from Punjab, he has been working for many years as a field hand in the greenhouses of Agro Pontino, Lazio. Since he arrived in Italy, he has lived with the sikh community in the province of Latina. Hardeep is Indian as well, but she speaks with a Roman accent and works as a cultural mediator. A docu-musical, a mash-up of the language of documentary and Punjubi choreographies which narrates the humiliation of the workers, exploited by foremen and bosses.
Andrea Paco Mariani (1983) graduated in Cultures and Human Rights at the University of Bologna. In 2009 he founded SMK Videofactory, a network of artists and videomaking professionals, which produced the films Tomorrow’s Land (2011), Una Follia Effimera (2012), Green Lies (2014), Vite al Centro (2014), and The Harvest (2017).
Director, Storyline and Screenplay Andrea Paco Mariani
Cinematography Salvo Lucchese
Sound Alessio Festuccia
Editing Corrado Iuvara, Angelica Gentilini
Sound Editing and Music Claudio Cadei
Cast Hardeep Kaur, Gurwinder Singh, Marco Omizzolo, Simone Andreotti, Gurmuk Singh, Sarbjit Chauhan, Slick Steve and the Gangsters, Stephen Hogan, Pietro Ettore Gozzini, Beppe Facchetti, Alle B. Goode, Bhangra Vibes, Harvinder Singh, Ajaypal Singh, Mandeep Singh, Maninder Singh, Ajay singh, Nirbhay singh, Hazur Singh, Jagbir Singh.
Production SMK Videofactory
Festival Warsaw Human DOC (Special Mention), Delhi International Film Festival, IDFA Doc For Sale
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