Venice Backstage. How does Venice work? from Insula spa on Vimeo.

Venice is not just a stage set. It is also a city with a resident population, which has productive activities, transportation and services. But how does the “Venice system” work? How do the tides in the lagoon behave? How are the canals formed? And the embankments? What’s under the buildings?
Directed by Nicolò Scibilia ( Motion graphics: pholpo. Produced by Insula spa, operational division of Venice Municipality.

Gisbert – Paradisola from wecrosstheline on Vimeo.

Gisbert, 42 anni fa, ha deciso di andare in vacanza ed ancora è in vacanza. Ha scavato con le sue mani una grotta a Filicudi, Isole Eolie in Sicilia, e da allora vive nella sua "Paradisola". Le sue riflessioni universali aprono degli interrogativi importanti per una umanità che ha deciso di negarsi il tempo di sognare.

About 42 years ago, Gisbert decided to be away on holiday and he still is. He dug a cave with his own hands in Filicudi, Aeolian Islands – Sicily, and he has been living in his "Paradisola" since then. His universal considerations spur us to ask important questions for a humanity that has decided to deny itself the time to dream.

Il y a plus de 42 ans. Gisbert partait en vacances à Filicudi, dans les Îles Eoliennes en Sicile, et décidait d’y rester. Il a creusé une grotte de ses propres mains. Aujourd’hui, il vit reclus sur son "Paradisola", et ses considerations universelles incitent à poser des questions importantes pour une humanité qui a décidé de refuser le temps de rêver.

A production
Directed by Gabriele Trapani and Nicola Di Marco
Editing Manfredi Bernardini
Content Editor Ruby Miah