Three new titles are now part of The Open Reel Line Up: Carmela, Saved by the Buccaneers, by Giovanni Maderna and Mauro Santini, premiered in Venice last year and at Bafici this year; Look Love Lost, by Giovanni Maderna, an extraordinary video-diary set in London; Waste Africa, by Matteo Lena, just completed.
Thanks to the production company Quarto Film, and starting from today, two new Italian titles enrich The Open Reel catalgue for the Festivals Booking and the International Sales: they are the long feature films Carmela, Saved by the Buccaneers, directed by Giovanni Maderna and Mauro Santini, and Look Love Lost, directed by Giovanni Maderna.
Wordly premiered at Venice-Days in 2012, and then at BAFICI in Buenos Aires on last Spring, Carmela, Saved by the Buccaneers is a tribute to Italian writer Emilio Salgari, produced in occasion of the 150th  anniversary from his birth and part of a wider project focusing on the author of Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair (by which Carmela is inspired), including the production of three titles (the other two are Iolanda, Child and Corsair by Tonino de Bernardi and The Intrepids by Giovanni Cioni) all produced by Quarto Film.

Carmela, Saved by the Buccaneers
Carmela, Saved by the Buccaneers
Premiered in Milan at last FILMMAKER Festival, in the Competition section, and set in a London which images are shown in combination with the Airs from Mozart and Da Ponte's Don Juan, Look Love Lost is a film totally made with his author's private moments: a fragmented and random video diary, where the personal experiences are mixed up with an inescapable reflection about the fleeing human existence.

Look Love Lost


Waste Africa is a cruel fairy tale about a little prince called Samsung.
Fatherless, abandoned by his mother, Samsung will have to restore prosperity and future to his land, covered with garbage.
Every year we produce 20-50 million tons of technological waste.
Every year they increase of 3-5%.
We do not know where the 75% of technological waste produced in the European Union ends.
We do not know where the 80% of technological waste produced in the United States ends.
Every day shiploads of containers from Belgium arrive in Ghana.
Containers full of “branded trash”: Philips, Sony, Microsoft, Dell, Siemens, Nokia, Canon, Apple etc.. thrown by organizations such as, for example, the Us Environmental Protection Agency or the Danish National Guard.
Electronic waste or high tech trash sold as a product that works, donated to the poorest countries.
Every day dozens of kids between 11 and 18 years old work at the Agblogbloshie Market, in Accra, the capital of Ghana.They dismember the waste with their bare hands and they burn it to obtain raw materials that can still be sold on the market.
The burned waste releases toxic gases into the air and contaminates water and soil.
Cadmium causes cancer and damages to bones and kidneys.
Lead causes irreversible damages to the nervous system.
Phthalates cause damages to the reproductive system.

Waste Africa


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