“Save the Mussel” is a trip into the city of Bari, in Puglia, through worship places for the sale and consumption of “green sea “: mussels, octopus etc. With the help of fishermen, fishmongers, restaurateurs, the people of Bari, we try to trace the origins of an ancient tradition and unique in the world, manifest a direct and indissoluble union between man and nature.”Save the Mussel” seeks to document it to spread it, to save the historical memory of the people of Bari: instinctive, cruel, primitive, that does not want any intermediary in its natural cycle.
Ascanio Petrini was born in Bari. degree at DAMS Bologna, diploma of Academy of film and television "griffith duemila" in rome
Documentary “Sotto il cielo azzurro” assistant director by Edoardo Winspeare presented at the Rome film festival 2010
Salva la Cozza, with the support of the region of puglia and the chamber of commerce of bari short piss, directed and screenplay - “Cortisonico” 2009 | section hell | out of competition - cotodorico 2009, “Murder in the Pile” section “Nie Wiem”; directed and screenplay “Shooting One”, screenplay “Crack, a massacre”; screenplay What are you doing?” | (2007 prod. griffith two thousand).