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Madrid, “Italy in a Day” by Salvatores wraps up “Storie d’Italia” festival​

Madrid, “Italy in a Day” di Salvatores chiude “Storie d’Italia”
Madrid, “Italy in a Day” di Salvatores chiude “Storie d’Italia”

On 2 June, Italian Republic Day, the screening of the film “Italy in a Day”, by Gabriele Salvatores (2014), will close the “Storie d’Italia” (Italian Stories) festival, launched by the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid on 17 March.

“Italy in a Day” is the Italian edition, curated by Gabriele Salvatores, of a project thought up by Ridley Scott. Italians were asked to send clips made by any means (video cameras, smartphones, photographic cameras) to be filmed during the full 24-hour day of 26 October 2013. Wishes, dreams, fears, thoughts – anything considered important that happened that day – or even, quite simply, whatever you might have seen from the window of your home. The response was 44,197 videos sent, over 2,200 hours of footage, 632 videos edited by a team of 40 selectors coordinated by Massimo Fiocchi and Chiara Griziotti.

In the era of digital communication, of instant sharing, of the overwhelming power of images, “Italy in a Day” is the first Italian experiment of collective film, where the narrative material (images and thoughts) is provided by anyone who wishes to take part, and the story organisation is left up to those who do it for a living.