A shipwright, a Venetian rowing champion, an underwater work man, a fish merchant and a fisherman: five Venetians keep finding the meaning of this unique city in water. They are the keepers of a glorious, millenary tradition that spawned Venice. They resist to the decline, the depopulation and the morphological modifications of their territory, maintaining a thriving and privileged relationship with water; element that has enabled the city to impose itself as a world power for centuries. Outside of the stereotyped postcard picture, the true, last Venetians are marginal protagonists, nearly invisible.
Andrea De Fusco (Rome, 1990) is a director, photographer and visual artist, born in Rome and raised in Venice. With a degree from DAMS of Roma 3, he studied in Paris where he achieved a diploma at the ESRA (Superior School of Audio-visual Realisation). He then completed a Master’s degree at the same school in New York, where he began his artistic path amongst documentaries, photography and video installations. Today he lives and works between Rome and Paris.