• Marzo, 2018. / Screenings in Umbria and Naples, Campania / more information and dates later.
• 3 April, 2018 / Screenings in Diamante, Cosenza, Calabria /more information and dates later.
• 6 April, 2018 / Screenings in Matera, Basilicata /more information and dates later.
• 8-9 June, 2018 Caramanico Terme, Pescara, Abruzzo.
More screenings are currently being set up in Milan, Bologna, Padova, Siena, Florence, Marche, Puglia, Sicily and many other places, so please come back and check frequently.
IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING AN EVENT TO BE PART OF THE TOUR, THIS IS THE TIME TO GET IN TOUCH TO SET UP A DATE AND ORGANIZE A SHOWING OF THE FILM IN YOUR LOCATION. PLEASE READ ON BELOW IN “HOST A SCREENING”.
MOST RECENT SCREENINGS:
February 24, 2018. Parco del Conero, Sirolo, Ancona, Marche, Italy.
Sponsored by Schola Nova di Varano, Parco del Conero and Dottsa. Ilse Maria Ratsch.
January 5 & 27 2018. Passignano sul Trasimeno, Perugia , Umbria, Italy.
Sponsored and hosted by Panta Rei Ecovillaggio e Centro di esperienze per l’educazione allo sviluppo sostenibile.
November 18, 2017. Fiesole, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.
Centro ARCI “Il Girone”. Sponsored by Bio-Distretto di Fiesole e Centro ARCI “Il Girone”.
October 8, 2017. Fabriano, Ancona, Marche, Italy.
Screening sponsored by Ufficio Cultura del Comune di Fabriano, and hosted by Genuino Clandestino, (Organization of Italian Independent Farmers and Food manufacturers).
October 7, 2017. Tenuta San Casiano, Ancona, Marche, Italy.
Screening hosted by Genuino Clandestino and the Cooperativa Sociale Evodinamica.
May 24, 2017. Florence, Tuscany, Italy.
Special event sponsored by Cine Forum di GAS Frediano – Gruppo di Acquisto Solidale (Community Supported Agriculture) and Galleria Cartavetra.
March 10, 2017. Acquasanta Natural Farming Farm, Città della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria, Italy. Special event sponsored by Antonella Pugliese.
July 3, 2015 was the ITALIAN PREMIER screening at the “Montebello Monastery”, in Isola del Piano, Pesaro Urbino, in the Marche region. This presentation was part of the 2015 edition of the “Festival Ville & Castella”, and sponsored by the the Girolomoni family and the Gino Girolomoni Cooperativa Agricola, whose founder the late Gino Girolomoni was one of the pioneers of the organic agriculture practice in Italy, and former co-founder of the Alce Nero Cooperative back in 1977.
WORLD AND CANADIAN PREMIER
The WORLD and CANADIAN PREMIER screening of “Land Awakening” was on November 12, 2011, selected for the Slow Motion Food Film Festival at the Acadia Cinema Cooperative, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. This presentation was sponsored by Slow Food Canada.
The EUROPEAN PREMIER was held on June 16 & 21, 2012 at the Universal Hall in the Findhorn Community and Eco-village, in Scotland, UK. This event was part of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Eco-village.
SPANISH PREMIER AND SPAIN TOUR
“Despertar a la Terra” the Catalan-subtitled version of the film was premiered November 11, 2012 at the “Casa Orlandai”, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
The film toured Spain twice, first in 2012 and then in the summer of 2013 with screenings in 10 cities, towns and communities, including Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. These screenings included showings of the Spanish-subtitled version of the film, “Despertar a la Tierra”.
MEXICAN PREMIER AND MEXICO TOUR
The MEXICAN PREMIER screening held November 5, 2013 in the city of Ensenada, Baja California, kicked-off the tour of the film all over Mexico with 29 screenings in over 20 cities, small towns and Ecovillages, including three screenings in the capital, Mexico City.
Various screenings in Canada have been held in the cities of Ottawa, Toronto and various communities in the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
In London it was screened at the New Cross Film Festival, and in Switzerland at the Ecovillage Centre of Unity of Schweibenalp community.
The film was invited to participate at the “Festival Esperanzah!” in Barcelona, and was selected by the “Spirit Enlightened Film Festival Culture Unplugged”.
Since its Premier in Italy mid-2015 the Italian-subtitled version “Rinascere Nella Terra” has been screened in the Regions of Marche, Tuscany and Umbria, with frequent screenings in Florence.
In 2018 “Rinascere Nella terra” resumes the tour of presentations all over Italy.
A full list of screenings world-wide, per year is presented following further below.
2011 – 2012
WORLD AND CANADIAN PREMIER
• Noviembre 12, 2011. Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Al Whittle Theatre-Acadia Cinema. Sponsored and hosted by the Slow Motion Food FIlm Festival, Slow Food Canada, Acadia Cinema Cooperative and Michael Howell.
• March 22, 2012. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Algonquin College. Special Private Screening sponsored and hosted by the Algonquin College Film School and Director/Producer Karl Nerenberg.
• March 29, 2012. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
City of Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch. Sponsored and hosted by the Reel Food Film Festival, Ottawa Public Library, USC Canada, Just Food, One World Arts, Camino Food Coop, Ottawa Good Food Box. Hosted by the Reel Food Film Festival.
• April 19, 2012. Wakefield, Quebec, Canada.
The Black Sheep Theatre. Screening sponsored and hosted by The Black Sheep Inn, Life without Plastic-Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon, François Oligny, Eco Echo-Christopher Minnes.
• June 9, 2012. Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Screening sponsored and hosted by the Social Change Institute and Hollyhock Centre for education, environment and social change.
• June 11, 2012. Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
Okanagan College. Screening sponsored and hosted by CURB Penticton Urban Agriculture Association, Restaurant THEOS-Nikos Theodosakis, and the Okanagan College.
• June 16 & 21, 2012. Findhorn, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Universal Hall at Findhorn Eco-Community. Screening sponsored by Findhorn Foundations and hosted by the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Findhorn Eco-village.
FIRST TOUR IN SPAIN
Nov 11 to Dec 3, 2012.
SPAIN & BARCELONA PREMIER
• November 11, 2012. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Casa Orlandai. Screening of “Despertar a la Terra”, Catalan-subtitled version, sponsored and hosted by Casa Orlandai, Ecocomissió CO, Slow Food España, Transición Barcelona, and Ajuntament de Barcelona.
• November 16, 2012. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Centro RAI. Screening sponsored and hosted by RAI-Centro Recursos d’Animació Intercultural, Barcelona, Spain and Francesco Russo.
• November 16, 2012. Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Associació de Consum Ecològic Lo Fato.
• November 21, 2012. Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
Aula Magna de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Screening sponsored and hosted by Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Gregorio López Sanz, Cortijo Covaroca, Rafael López y Charo Muñoz.
• November 23, 2012. Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Asociación Cultural Proyecto Matraz and Fernando Sánchez.
• November 25, 2012. San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
2 screenings: Land Awakening, English version and Despertar a la Tierra, Spanish version. Screening sponsored by Ayuntamiento Marbella, La Chispa Magazine and Phil Speirs, and hosted by “Festival Arte Sano”.
• November 28, 2012. Maó (Mahón), Menorca, Spain.
Sala Actes Consell Insular, Maó. Screening sponsored by Maó en Transició, GOB Menorca, Associació de Prouctors d’Agriculura Ecológica de Menorca-APAEM, Justicia Alimentria VSF, Judith Aisa. Hosted by Consell Insular-Economia i Medi Ambient.
• November 29, 2012. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Screening of “Land Awakening”, English-subtitled version, sponsored and hosted by Mood Beach Restaurant and Vicki McLeod.
• November 30, 2012. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Auditorio del Diario de Mallorca. Screening of “Despertar a la Tierra”, Spanish-subtitled version, sponsored and hosted by Diario de Mallorca, Poc a Poc, Guillem Ferrer, Miguel Borras and Daniela Nunzia Garret.
• December 12, 2012. Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
Screening hosted by Red Sostenible y Creativa and José Luis Moreno.
• March 4, 2013, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Special private screening sponsored and hosted by the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and Professor Eva Cabaca.
• March 21, 2013. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Special private screening sponsored and hosted by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Yolande Henry.
• April 20, 2013. Wakefield, Quebec, Canada.
Wakefield Community Center. screening sponsored and hosted by Wakefield Ensemble, the “2013 Earth-Day in Wakefield” Celebration, the Wakefield Community Center and Bob Gibson.
• May 2, 2013. London, United Kingdom.
New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival. Screening sponsored and hosted by Sanford Housing Cooperative, the New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival and Maura Framrose.
SECOND TOUR IN SPAIN
June 19 to July 4, 2013
• MADRID PREMIER.
June 19, 2013. Madrid, Spain.
Centro Cultural La Casa Encendida. Special screening at the Opening Night of the 4-day Conference “Despierta, el planeta te necesita”. Screening sponsored and hosted by Asociación Cultural Despierta, Centro Cultural La Casa Encendida, Fundación Montemadrid and Angel Cano.
• Junio 23, 2013. Estepona, Malaga, Spain.
Private screening at Organic Farming Community Estepona, sponsored and hosted by David Torralba Portilla, Antonio Enciso and Alexandra Parra.
• Junio 27, 2013. Murcia, Murcia, Spain.
Paraninfo de la Universidad de Murcia, Campus de La Merced. Screening sponsored and hosted by the Red de Permacultura del Sureste and Elias Lopez Ros.
• June 28, 2013. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Associació Salut i Agroecologia- ASiA.
• June 30, 2013. Santa Maria de Palautordera, Montseny, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Sala La Quadra, Video Forum per la Terra. Screening sponsored and hosted by Amics per la Pau, Equip Mizar de divulgadors, Ecoxarxa Montseny, Dolça Revolució, Pere Ardevol Ibañez and Jose Luis Redondo Bailen.
• July 9, 2013. Schweibenalp, Brienz, Switzerland.
Screening sponsored and hosted by the 2013 Global Ecovillage Network Conference.
• July 20, 2013. Tarifa, Cadiz, Spain.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Tarifa Eco-Center and Johnny Azpilicueta.
• August 29, 2013. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Screening sponsored and hosted by Bio Granja La Real, David Junquera, Ana Digón y Rafael Giménez.
• October 31, 2013. San Diego, California, USA.
San Diego State University. Screening sponsored and hosted by the Student Council of the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University and Marisa Alvarez.
TOUR IN MEXICO
Nov 5, 2013 – Jan 10, 2014
• MEXICAN PREMIER
November 5, 2013. Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Premier Screening in Mexico sponsored and hosted by the Centro Estatal de las Artes, Gobierno del Estado (CEARTE), and Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE).
• November 12, 2013. Chalmita, Estado de México, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by the “Consejo de Visiones, Guardianes de la Tierra”, First Nations & Ecological Summit 2013, and Alberto Ruz.
• November 15 & 16, 2013. Valle de Bravo, Estado de México, Mexico.
2 screenings sponsored and hosted by Centro Regional de Cultura Joaquín Arcadio Pegaza y Arturo Sánchez Alvarez.
• November 21, 2013. Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico.
Museum de la Ciudad. Screening sponsored and hosted by Transition México, Transición Querétaro, Secretaría de Educación del Gobierno del Estado, Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Gobierno de Soluciones, Instituto Queretano de la Cultura y las Artes, Ruta Ahimsa and Raúl Vélez.
• November 22, 2013. Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Government of the State, Ministry of Sustainability, Museum of Science and Alberto Ruz.
• November 23, 2013. Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico.
Main Hall, Huehuecoyotl Eco-village. Screening sponsored and hosted by the Huehuecoyotl Eco-village and Alberto Ruz.
• November 25, 2013. Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by the Instituto de Tecnología de Uruapan, Gaia Asesoría Integral Ambiental and Jesús Ignacio Simon Zamora.
• November 26, 2013. Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by the Facultad de Agrobiología, Gaia Asesoría Integral Ambiental and Jesús Ignacio Simon Zamora.
• November 27, 2013. Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by CREFAL-Centro de Cooperación Regional para la Educación de Adultos en Latinamerica, Tierramor organic farming and Holger Hieronimi.
• November 28, 2013. Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Centro Cultural de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Gaia Asesoría Integral Ambiental and Jesús Ignacio Simon Zamora.
more info coming soon…
PERMACULTURE, COMMUNITY LIVING, RECONNECTION WITH NATURE ARE BUT A FEW OF THESE MUCH NEEDED SOLUTIONS THAT PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT.
INDEPENDENTLY PRODUCED BETWEEN 2009-2012, “LAND AWAKENING” IS A FILM THAT PIONEERED IN ITS TIME, SHOWCASING A KALEIDOSCOPE OF CHARACTERS OFFERING ALTERNATIVE AGRICULTURE TECHNIQUES, CONCRETE EXAMPLES OF COMMUNITY-BASED SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS, AND A PROFOUND ANALYSIS ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND.
TODAY ITS MESSAGE IS NOT ONLY STILL VALID, BUT RAPIDLY GAINING RELEVANCE AS NEW GENERATIONS KEEP SEARCHING AND MOVING TOWARDS THE CREATION OF A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT IT IS CRUCIAL, NOW MORE THAN EVER, TO CONTINUE OFFERING THE URGENT MESSAGE CARRIED BY THE FILM ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AND ABOUT A DEEPER CONSCIOUSNESS ON OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND, TO NEW AND LARGER AUDIENCES.
I’LL BE HAPPY TO COME TO YOUR CITY, TOWN OR COMMUNITY TO PERSONALLY PRESENT THE FILM AND WORK WITH YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION, TO BE PART OF EITHER A FULL-DAY EVENT, OR A SINGLE SCREENING, WITH A POST Q&A SESSION.
“LAND AWAKENING” IS NOT A COMMON FILM. I PRODUCED IT INDEPENDENTLY, WITHOUT ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SOURCE OF FINANCING, WITH MY OWN RESOURCES, MAKING THE MOST OF MY 32-YEAR EXPERIENCE AS A PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKER, MAKING A HIGH-QUALITY FILM OF BEAUTIFUL IMAGERY, FEATURING EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE.
THE MAIN GOAL OF SHOWING MY FILM IS TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO CHANGE. HOWEVER, EVEN THOUGH PROFIT FROM THE FILM HAS NEVER BEEN MY PRIMORDIAL OBJECTIVE, I BELIEVE MY WORK NEEDS TO BE FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE. SO I SUGGEST A FLEXIBLE AMOUNT AS A REFERENCE IN COMPENSATION FOR THE SCREENING. I INVITE YOU TO WORK TOGETHER IN CREATIVE WAYS, TO REACH AN AGREEMENT THAT WILL BE CONVENIENT FOR BOTH OF US.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS CONTAINING AN IN-DEPTH DESCRIPTION OF THE FILM, SOME EXAMPLES OF PROMOTION, AND THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS SO WE CAN START THE CONVERSATION. I AM SURE THAT IN THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AND SOLIDARITY, TOGETHER WE CAN FIND THE MEANS TO SCREEN THE FILM IN YOUR AREA.
BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF HUNDREDS OF PAST SCREENINGS I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT YOUR AUDIENCE WILL VALUE AND PROFIT FROM THE CONTENT OFFERED IN THE FILM.
PLEASE CONTACT ME TO FURTHER COORDINATE YOUR PRESENTATION.