Gondwana

Riccardo Giacconi | 27 min | Italy | 2017

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SYNOPSIS
The Tuareg are a Berber people with a traditionally nomadic lifestyle. They are the principal inhabitants of the Saharan desert. In Pordenone, an hour away from Venezia, lives the only Tuareg community in Italy.

Near Pordenone are the ‘magredi’, arid landscapes of sediment deposited by the rivers Tagliamento, Meduna and Cellina. It is there, as well as in the Natural History Museum of Venezia, that the events narrated in the film unfold.

SCREENING SCHEDULE
(IM)MIGRATIONS
7:00 PM | Saturday, October 14, 2017
National Sawdust
80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Director | Riccardo Giacconi
In collaboration with | Ibrahim Kane Annour, Haddo Oubana, Oumalher Kane Annour, Kader Kane Annour, Moussa Beito, and the association “Il Mondo Tuareg”
Sound | Giulia Marzin
Quoted Texts | Federigo Tozzi, Maria Luisa Spaziani

DIRECTOR’S BIO
Riccardo Giacconi has studied fine arts at the University IUAV of Venezia, at UWE in Bristol and at New York University. His work has been exhibited in various institutions, such as FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (France), tranzitdisplay (Prague), MAXXI (Rome), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin) and in the “Résonance” section of the Lyon Biennale. He was artist-in-residence in Viafarini (Milan), lugar a dudas (Cali, Colombia), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome and La Box (Bourges). He presented his films at several festivals, including the New York Film Festival, the Rome Film Festival, the Torino Film Festival, Visions du Réel and the FID Marseille International Film Festival, where he won the Grand Prix of the international competition in 2015. In 2007 he co-founded the collective Blauer Hase, with which he curates the periodical publication ‘Paesaggio’ and the ‘Helicotrema’ festival.