A tribute to Franco Brocani, an Italian experimental filmmaker. Brocani’s testimony is the background of the current dialogue concerning the present Italian situation, the celebration of the 150th anniversary of this country and also of contemporary cinema. What it means to live in Italy nowadays, not only as artists but also as active citizens; the meaning of a backwarded country like Italy, which chases other international powers. The cinema as quantity and quality of imagination, points of view, and horizons. Eight characters take part on these topics, as if they were colonels on the bridge deck of the cultural stage: actors, politicians, writers, authors.
Alberto Gemmi is director and archivist, he graduated at the École de Cinema FLEC, Paris.
Enrico Masi is director and anthropologist specialized at the New York Film Academy.
Stefano Migliore is screenwriter, musician and radio operator, specialized at the DAMS of Bologna. Together they established the Caucaso Factory, a collective of independent artists spread over Bologna, Berlin, Paris and London. Caucaso is a reality engaged in experimental cinema and performing arts, it is a meeting place of art and life. As a contemporary astronaut, Caucaso's mission is to collect, transmit and testify the reality around it in a cinematographic way.