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Atlantis



Italy, 2012, - Color - 67

DIRECTED BY:
Massimo Ferrari

SCREENPLAY:
Massimo Ferrari - Gaia Capurso - Maurizio Di Loreti

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Maurizio Di Loreti

EDITING:
Gustavo Alfano

MUSIC:
Francesco Ruggiero

PRODUCER:
Gaia Capurso

PRODUCTION:
MaGa Production - Thalia Group

WORLD SALES:
Fabrizio Ferrantini

STORY DESCRIPTION:

A documentary that describes true and moving stories that are capable of bringing important aspects of our time to light. Stories where the main players are women and their relationship with their work, because by talking about work we are talking about the human and civil conditions that we experience. It's the story of two women; we could say that both are very special women in their own field, women who have acted in a personal and virtuous way during the economic and moral crisis that we are experiencing. The first is ROSA and she is a factory worker at “Tacconi Sud” in Latina. She lead 28 of her colleagues in an active and civil resistance; occupying the factory (565 days) after receiving letters of redundancy. We filmed the lives of these women from inside the factory; keeping the company alive and looking after it being their unique way of resistance, a company that was practically abandoned by its owners. Rosa kept a diary of this occupation on Facebook, a diary that is rich in reflections and thoughts, a sort of logbook from the Titanic in which they seemed to be sailing over the last few years. For this reason Rosa has received honours in the news and has been invited onto a number of Italian TV shows to talk about her experiences and the occupation that has been continuing for more than a year. The other special woman is Margherita, businesswoman and owner of the biscuit factory Dogliani of Carrara, who decided to use a different entrepreneurial model based on a civil relationship with employees who have the possibility of participating in cultural workshops and the organisation of a festival that has been held in the factory car park for 6 years. This festival involves actors, philosophers and writers who discuss a different theme each year, the most recent was that of “wishes”. “This factory makes cakes and produces thoughts” says the slogan written on the entrance of the building; a slogan that clearly summarises Margherita’s goal. These two women meet, they meet each other first on Facebook (where Margherita was able to read and appreciate Rosa’s diary) and then each one visits the factory of the other with the resulting reflections and sensations.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

name FERRARI MASSIMO (27/02/1976) phone +393357544487 e-mail massimo@magaproduction.it - maga.production@gmail.com country ITALIAWorks2011 – AUTHOR AND DIRECTOR (RAI TRADE – MaGa Production – FICTS AWARD) - author and director MaGa Production - docufilm “ARMANDO PICCHI, diario di bordo del Capitano” (Mention d’Honneur FICTS 2011 – INFRONT Sports action AWARD 2011) dvd with Corriere dello Sport and Guerin Sportivo – ESPN CLASSIC Italy and France - Artistic coordinator and director - Club Channel weekly Magazines (RAI Trade)2010 – AUTHOR AND DIRECTOR (RAI TRADE – RAI NEWS- MaGa Production) author and director docu?film LADY ASL (dvd) MaGa Production director promo Capri Art Film Festival (12’) author and director documentary “Microcosmo Sabotino” (RAI News) MaGa Production Artistic coordinator and director Club Channel weekly Magazines (RAI Trade)2009 – AUTHOR AND DIRECTOR (FILMMASTER TV – CINECITTÀ ENTERTAINMENT – FREE LANCE) (Sky – Rete4 ) author and director Documentario “RINO GAETANO , UN EROE A TEMPO PERSO” (Rete4) author and director 5 documentaries Filmmaster tv and A.S. Roma (Roma Channel) director promo Capri Art Film Festival (12’) director promo show of Enrico Montesano director dvd show of Enrico Montesano2008 - AUTHOR AND DIRECTOR (FILMMASTER TV – CINECITTÀ ENTERTAINMENT – FREELANCE) (RAI – Sky Cinema – Rete4) author and director documentary “LUCIO BATTISTI” per VITE STRAORDINARIE (Rete4) author and director documentary “MINA” per VITE STRAORDINARIE (Rete4) author and director 2 documentaries - Filmmaster Tv e A.S. Roma (Roma Channel) Co-founder of MaGa Production director “Avellino Notti di cinema” (Rai2) director clips for Tv-show “Incredibile!” (Rai1) author and director documentary “STENO, L’ARTE DELLA COMMEDIA” (SKy Cinema) director dvd show of Enrico Montesano “È permesso?” __2006/2007 – AUTHOR, SCREENPLAYER AND DIRECTOR - MADE ENTERTAINMENT ROMA STUDIOS VIA PONTINA (Sky Cinema – Rete4 – La7 – Festa del Cinema Roma – Toronto latin film festival) 2007 author and director documentary “MASSIMO TROISI, ADESSO LO CAPISCONO I CANGURI…” (Rete4) 2007 author and director documentary “SOPHIA IERI,OGGI,DOMANI” [FESTA DEL CINEMA DI ROMA 2007 -TORONTO Latin Film Festival 2008] (Sky Cinema and La7) 2007 author and director documentary “ DINO RISI, IL MOSTRO DELLA COMMEDIA (Sky Cinema) 2007 screenplayer and director Docu-fiction 40 episodes CINECITTA’ DAYS (Sky Cinema Classics) 2007 director sit-com SKIT HOUSE (Italia1) 2006 author and director 12 episodes “L’APPETITO VIEN GIRANDO” ( Sky “Alice”) 2006 screenplayer fiction “Un principe di nome Totò”2003 / 2006 –AUTHOR, SCREENPLAYER AND DIRECTOR - CINECIITTA’’ ENTERTAINMENT VIA TUSCOLANA 1055 - 00173 ROMA (Sky Cinema – Rete4 – New York Film festival –Salerno film festival award) 2006 author and director Documentary SPECIALE ROBERTO presenta BENIGNI (Sky Cinema uno) 2005 author and director Documentary “ PIETRO GERMI. L’ITALIA SULLO SCHERMO” (Sky Cinema autore) 2005 author PSYCO (Rete4) 2005 screenplayer and director Docu-fiction 20 puntate CINECITTA’ DAYS (Sky Cinema) ????"_______ 2005 author and director Documentary NINO MANFREDI, NUDO D’ATTORE (Sky Cinema) 2005 author and director Documentary “PRIMA DI ESSERE ALBERTONE” (Sky Cinema) 2004 screenplayer and director Docu-fiction 20 episodes CINECITTA’ DAYS (Sky Cinema) 2004 author and director Documentary “LEI NON SA CHI E’ TOTO” [NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 41° Parallelo] 2004 author and director Documentary UGO, NESSUNO, CENTOMILA [Salerno Film Festival Award] 2004 author and director Documentary CINECITTA’ LA FABBRICA DEI SOGNI (Sky Cinema) 2004 author and director Documentary CINECITTA’ I MIEI PRIMI QUARANTANNI (Sky Cinema) 2004 author and director SPECIAL DAVID DI DONATELLO (Stream tv) _*????________+_????_",ISTRUZIONE E FORMAZIONE 2011 Workshop Screenplay Minimum Fax (Roma) 48 h. 2010 Workshop Comunication and marketing strategy (Roma) 48 h. 2003 STAGE - 6 months - Cinecitta’ Entertainment 2001/ 2002 Stage ENEA in Rome 2001 DEGREE in Science of comunication (110/110) 2000 Computer licence __ 1994 Diploma - LICEO CLASSICO “DANTE ALIGHIERI” – Latina (57/60)languages: ITALIAN (mother tongue) ENGLISH

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