TEMPTING PROMISES - WIKIMANIA (PROVV.)

LE ALLETTANTI PROMESSE - WIKIMANIA

By Chiara CAMPARA, Lorenzo FAGGI

LAB 80 FILM - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline / PROD

Environmental - Completed 2016

The inhabitants of a small border village located in the mountains between Italy and Switzerland are engaged in the organisation of an international event on the web and digital culture: Wikipedia’s annual world conference. The last world conferences took place in Atlanta, Mexico City, London...

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Environmental, Documentary, First film
    • Countries
    • ITALY, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Chiara CAMPARA, Lorenzo FAGGI
    • Producer(s)
    • Andrea ZANOLI (Lab 80 film)
    • Synopsis
    • A small border community located in the mountains between Italy and Switzerland is engaged in the organisation of an international event on the web and digital culture: Wikipedia’s annual world conference.
      Esino Lario is a village with a population of 700, which overlooks Lake Como. A well-known tourist destination in the past, today it faces all the typical problems of an isolated mountain community. The village is a closed world, resilient to change and put to the test by the presence of a group of refugees from Africa and the Middle East, whose burden of isolation amplifies misunderstandings and prejudices.
      Over a span of several months, the film tracks the preparations ahead of Wikimania, and how the village’s inhabitants relate to the numerous elements of change they are involved in. The commitment of some, the indifference or open hostility of others, unveil a society that is caught between contemporariness and tradition, openness and rejection, evolution or slow, inevitable decline.
      The village is a microcosm, which provides the opportunity for a case study on the development of universal and closely interconnected issues: the problem of migration, the identity of a rural culture after years of deep social and economic change, and technology as the access key to the possibility of redemption, in human and cultural terms even more than economic.
      The film tells of the challenge faced by a community that attempts to reinvent itself without forsaking its soul to keep up with the times.
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