27 min 50 sec, HD video, color, stereo sound, 16:9, 2012, Italian spoken.

Synopsis: The geographic location of Tuscany is characterized by a complex set of relations between spectacle, economy and landscape, from the age of the Medici’s, to the period of Enlightened Despotism and until our days. Throughout GEORGOFILI, an assemblage of different in time voices of Italy takes place.The old genre of Tuscan Contrasto verbal duels in which the performers- poets of the street use their arguing skills to debate the politics and morality of contemporary Italy, calling attention to contradictions, meets historical educational dialogues from the age of Enlightened despotism, performed and commented by young Italian actors today. GEORGOFILI explores the notion of history as a loop that keeps on restarting, although each next repetition can never be fully identical to the previous one.



Camera: Eleni Kamma & Stijn Verhoeff
Editing: Inneke Van Wayenberghe & Fairuz
Tuscan Contrasto in Ottava Rima Verbal Duel
performed by Emilio Meliano and Realdo Tonti

19th century Tuscan Agricultural Dialogues
read,performed and commented by
Lavinia Parisi and Marco Rustioni

Experts from:
Economy of time, Lapo de Ricci
Concerning the ambition of clothing, Lapo de Ricci
Giornale Agrario Tuscano, editor Giova Pietro
Vieusseux 1827, Florence.
On gems and other precious ornaments, F.Orlandini in
Giornale Agrario Tuscano, No 33, Gabinetto Vieussieux, 1835, Florence

Tuscan contrasto verbal duel and actors dialogues: Brenda Porster
Economy of Time,On gems and other precious ornaments: Emiliano Battista
Produced with the support of the FONDS BKVB

© Eleni Kamma, 2012