Lorenzo Ciacciavicca is a film and theatre director and author. Living and working in the Florence area, Italy, his work has always been based on cinema and its connection to society and politics as an artistic language. In communication meant as a fundamental part of the human being.
"I've been training and educating myself to cinema since I was around fifteen or sixteen years old - starting from my previous experiences in theatre - I wrote my first films and produced them by myself with my friends and actually learned all the basic stuff on my own. During a period of time when I was focusing on my on education as cinephile and on the development of a philosophical, social and political thought - which is still in progress and I think it will always be - I had chances to buy my own equipment and to work as a filmmaker and shoot more films. I worked on different topics during the last years - as writer, director and collaborated in many projects - trying always to follow a personal line of thought and artistic style and trying to develop all of this in my way of living and sharing."
2009 - "Per questa volta almeno sarò la tua libertà" [Filmed at "Urban Media Festival in Cologne with the support of Roots & Routes International association]
2010 - "Scholé" [Installation made in Certaldo (Florence) about Education]
2011 - "Prendi questo valzer" [One minute stop motion animation film selected at Videominuto shortfilmfestival in Prato]
2011 - "Ouverture" [Filmed and produced at "shnit International Shortfilmfestival in Cologne" winner of REALTIME contest]
2012 - "Far Point" [Short Film made for the "SCI-FI-LONDON 48 Hour Film Challenge.]
2012 - "A FILM to be told" [documentary about the project "to be told" made in Florence in March]
The idea that the world could be changed. I've been trying a bit to do that with Art. I could see thatsome things are possible to achieve - so maybe trying more would make clear that everything is.
Fear and Hope — those are the names of the two great passions which rule the race of man, and with which revolutionists have to deal; to give hope to the many oppressed and fear to the few oppressors, that is our business; if we do the first and give hope to the many, the few must be frightened by their hope; otherwise we do not want to frighten them; it is not revenge we want for poor people, but happiness; indeed, what revenge can be taken for all the thousands of years of the sufferings of the poor?
(William Morris - Signs of Change, 1888)
Political systems, Art, Cinema, Ecology, Change and Human beings.
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