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Calabria to California



France, 2012, NTSC SD - Color - 84 minutes

DIRECTED BY:
Jennifer Kendzior and Vincenzo Candido

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Jennifer Kendzior

EDITING:
Jennifer Kendzior

MUSIC:
YOU Are Amazing; G.R.M.P; Le zampogne dal pollino

SOUND:
Vincenzo Candido

PRODUCER:
Jennifer Kendzior and Vincenzo Candido

PRODUCTION:
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WORLD SALES:
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STORY DESCRIPTION:

Logline: Must  we  lose  something  in  order  to  appreciate  it?Short synopsis: Entrepreneurship  and  tradition  face  each  other  through  two  regions   blessed  with  a  Mediterranean  climate:  Calabria,  Italy  and  California,  USA.   Each  has  something  the  other  wants.  Food  producers  and  their  pleasure  seekers   tell  stories  of  passion,  pain,  modernity,  knowledge,  loss,  and  the  future.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Calabria  to  California  was  created  by  an  attempt  to  merge  two   very  different  initial  ideas.    The  first  was  a  tribute  to  Vincenzo's  ever   hardworking  grandfather  in  Calabria,  whom  he  admires  immensely.     While  pondering  how  that  could  be  expressed  in  a  film,  the  second   came  about  through  an  unexpected  stay  in  San  Francisco.    There,   we  were  surprised  by  the  near  reverence  with  which  many  young   people  regarded  homemade  foods  or  'artisan  products'.    These  were   the  same  things  in  decline  in  Calabria,  for  various  reasons.     If  only  each  place  could  learn  from  the  other,  we  thought...     The  documentary  was  a  way  to  explore  our  relationships  with   food  and  work:    one  more  statement  as  to  why  such  small-­scale   foods  should  be  supported  over  the  industrialised  flattening  of  taste.       The  film  is  also  an  expression  of  determination  to  see  the  completed   project.    It  took  year  and  a  half  to  shoot  during  different  seasons,   then  two  and  a  half  for  the  slow  but  sure  process  of  post-­production.     All  this  while  one  of  us  started  a  business  (artisan  food  import  and   distribution,  of  course!),  and  the  other  moved  between  three  different   countries  to  pursue  an  MSc.

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