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Trapani, the works of art.
Text and Direction Giovanni Montanti Advisor Daniela Scandariato Voice over (Italian version) Giancarlo Cara Shooting, Editing and Post-production Gianni Basciano Duration min. 35 Price: DVD: USD 50,00 (included mail delivery service to your address)
In the historical and artistic culture of Trapani faith has played a key role. In the early '800 the city had more than sixty churches, eight monasteries and fourteen convents, and several oratories. What is left of the precious masterpieces stored in them?
Discover and learn about the works that artisans, sculptors and painters have created in the '500, the '600 and '700, thus deserving to Trapani the name of "Florence of Sicily", is like walking back in the history of the city that had protagonists enlightened priests, wealthy nobles, talented craftsmen.
This documentary is meant to be an invitation for people to look at Trapani discerning a sculpture, a painting, an altar, that have never seen or have seen only pausing for a moment.
It aims to promote the recovery of a lost relationship with the city, he wants help fill a lack of knowledge and be an antidote to the "collective not-memory".
A sober text with striking images that stimulate emotions and thoughts and that help us to better understand Trapani, its people and its glorious history.
Trapani, i monumenti
Text and Direction Giovanni Montanti Voice over (Italian version) Giancarlo Cara Shooting, Editing and Post-production Gianni Basciano Duration min. 30 Price: DVD: USD 50,00 (included mail delivery service to your address)
The glorious story of Trapani from the VIII to the XIII century as told through a text book rich with news and suggestive imagination of the historical centre, its treasures architecture and enchanting glimpse: The bastion, towers, palaces, churches, antique streets and portal courtyards.
Fascinating journey at the time and space of discovery of whatever remains of the previous population and culture. What they did to Trapani, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
Precious instrument to acquaint studious students and simple passionate travellers, this documentary will become an object for studies.
Finally, for new deepening and above all, an invitation to Trapanesi until they become tourists in their own city and explore the Trapani to discover and rediscover to recuperate a connection with their own origin.
Trapani, le origini
Text Antonino Filippi Direction Giovanni Montanti Voice over (Italian version) Giancarlo Cara Shooting, Editing and Post-production Gianni Basciano Duration min. 20 Price: DVD: USD 50,00 (included mail delivery service to your address)
Trapani and its seas: a history begun five millenniums before the advent of the Christian era when the navigators landed on its shores to exchange obsidian for the fruits of its fertile territory.
From the myth of Saturn to the bustling marketplace of Erice, from the naval battles of the Romans and Carthaginians, to the dynamic Imperial epoch, down to the crusades in the Holy Land, the origins of Trapani are bound up with its port, visited through the centuries by the world`s seagoing people and referred to by the geographers and travelers of every period.
The commentary of the ancient historians, the archaeological finds, the places, the signs and events of a town called by the Romans "Drepanum" provide the history of a city which, even if continuously torn between love and hate, thanks to the sea was a constant protagonist in the events taking place in the Mediterranean.
The text, which is the fruit of an exhaustive research culminating from a review of the written record and fascinating images available, makes this documentary a work of inestimable value - from both the educational and popular standpoint - as well as a valuable testimony for what Trapani and its port provide and a stimulus for what it can become.
Trapani, la settimana santa
Text and Direction Giovanni Montanti Review Text Giovanni Cammareri Shooting Gianni Basciano Andrea Franco Sandro Guastavino Franco Marino Giuseppe Scauso Nicola Vassallo Editing and Post-production Giovanni Basciano Voice over (Italian version) Giancarlo Cara Duration min. 30 DVD: USD 50,00 (included mail delivery service to your address)
The churches and the streets of Trapani are the setting for the complex manifestation of the ritual language which is the Holy Week, a kind of sacred drama, through the genuine and spontaneous expression of popular piety and religiosity, proposes actions and events related to the Mystery the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ.
The processions of the two Madonnas (that of the 'Confraternity' and that of the 'people') on Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week rites exclusively religious of Holy Thursday, the procession of the 'mysteries' to 'Descent from the Cross' on Good Friday, until the procession of the 'Risen Christ' on Easter Sunday, the words and images in this documentary will help to Trapani to reclaim a piece of their history before they fade forever from memory, the tourists bring with them the testimony of simple gestures sounds, colors, and every year, renewing an ancient faith, make the Holy Week in Trapani, one of the most compelling religious events in Sicily.
Preistoria e protostoria trapanese
Autore: Antonino Filippi (*) Pags: 140 Publication: february 2014 Specifications: size 16.5 x 23.5; paper 100 gr. and matt coated paper 130 gr.; cover matte coated paper 300 gr., illustrations and photos b / w and color.
The book was published with the assistance of the Archaeological Group "Drepanum"
This volume collects the results of the discoveries made in the Trapani area during the last twenty five years (thanks to reconnaissance activities in the countryside), the study of prehistoric material in the Museum Interdisciplinary Regional "Pepoli" of Trapani and the research and archaeological excavations conducted between 2007 and 2010 on Mount Bonifato Alcamo.
The territory that the title is indicated by the term "Trapani" is actually a vast area which encompasses much of the northern portion of the province of Trapani, the Egadi islands included.
The author has followed the traditional chronology of prehistory and early history of Sicily , describing each step sites and materials from different geographic areas under consideration. In addition, for each reporting period, the exposure of the "observations" on the territory of Trapani is preceded by a summary of a general nature on the operating culture of Sicily, with particular attention to the archaeological data from the southern portion of the province of Trapani, especially in the territories of the lower valley of the Belice, Delia and Mazaro, where, especially in the last forty years, research has provided a broader and more detailed picture of prehistoric cultures that have occurred.
Anthony Filippi, born in Turin in 1967, a teacher and has a degree in Archaeology at the University of Palermo. He has conducted archaeological and historical research in the province of Trapani, working on behalf of the Superintendent BB.CC.AA. the preparation of the archaeological map of the PPR- Scope 1. He is the author of monographs Ancient settlements in the territory of Alcamo (1996) and An ancient harbor in the Mediterranean. Archaeology and history of Trapani from the Archaic period to the Byzantine (2005). His articles have been published in journals and conference proceedings of studies on ancient Sicily. He has collaborated with the publishing house "Il Sole" in the drafting of some documentaries. For the Regional Museum "Pepoli" Trapani led the study of the collection of prehistoric artifacts. He was the founder of the Archaeological Group "Drepanum", which he directed from 2006 to 2011 , and founder and organizer of the "Project Bunifat" archaeological research at Mount Bonifato Alcamo in the years 2007-2010.
Rewind In Sicilia (5 DVD)
Authors: Giacomo Pilati (*) Editing and Post-production: Francesco Siro Brigiano
Stories of Sicilian many years ago. Collected under different skies between the 80s and 90s. Revealed by a common sense of belonging to a great design of destiny. Interviews that could be novels, but also songs and poems. Twenty-seven chapters of an intriguing book of memory. To stop time. To stop the words.Which are the only things that remain to us to break the silence of oblivion. Almost 9 hours of movies, 27 interviews conducted by Giacomo Pilati, digitized and restored.
MEMORY : Vincenzo Scalabrino (he worked in the '20s in the salt pans of Trapani of Aden, the only witness of a great epic entrepreneurial) Lucky Jordan (last singer of " triunfi " and novenas to St. Rosalia), James Giardina (street vendor and shepherd, crowned in 1929 by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Futurist poet), Mommo Solina (historical rais of the trap Bonagia, heir -old myths), Nino Canino (last descendant of an ancient family of puppeteers Sicilians), Giovanni Castiglione (herder in the countryside of Cornino, the protagonist of transhumance and old rites).
THE COURAGE : Rita Bartoli Costa (widow of Judge Antonio Costa, who was killed by the Mafia in Palermo), Felicia Impastato (mother of Peppino Impastato, who was killed by the Mafia in Carini), Ennio Pintacuda (Jesuit sociologist, who inspired the " spring " of Palermo) Ludovico Corrao (Sinddaco Gibellina, led the revival of the country after the earthquake), Anna Jordan (Nobel Prize for the environment. doublets he defeated the poachers on the Strait of Messina), Maria Saladino (founded villages of children in Camporeale, snatching land and manpower to the Mafia).
The HERESY : Danilo Dolci (writer, sociologist, several times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts for the success of non-violent civil rights in Sicily), Vito Cavarretta (psychiatrist, author of the theory of optical refraction and its astronomical observatory), Peppe Citium (intellectual and eclectic entrepreneur, was arrested and later acquitted for mafia and corruption, has always proclaimed victim of the judiciary), Melchiorre Gerbino (globe trotter Calatafimi, leading to years of the television program " Maurizio Costanzo Show "), Carmelo Morreale (painter and polemicist, he lived embodying the ideals of the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci).
ART : Dominic Li Muli (sculptor and painter, author of numerous works of art and Trapani in Sicily), Linen Tardia (painter, studying in Margutta in Rome, his works are exhibited in various parts of the world) brothers Duchy (decorators Sicilian carts in Bagheria, their art has inspired Guttuso), Alberto Giambalvo (peasant writer, has published an extraordinary book of short stories and translated in the Sicilian Odyssey), Gino Bisbini (retired clown, heir of a large Italian family circus.has met the love in Sicily).
THE JOURNEY : Nat Scammacca (Sicilian American poet, the protagonist of the cultural movement "Antigruppo"), Andrea Alberti (Italian great interpreter of jazz, he founded orchestras and musical groups), Mario Cassisa (painter and cultural animator, having traveled the world has Trapani chosen for its ' buen withdrawal '), Cece and Silvana Paladino (ered Florio, scouts and sports, live in Madagascar), Nicola Badalucco (writer of the great masterpieces by Luchino Visconti, is the father of the drama " the Octopus ").
(*) Giacomo Pilati was born in Trapani. Among his books, Le Siciliane" (translated into several languages), "Le altre Siciliane", "La città dei poveri", "Minchia di re" (in the cinema "Viola di mare"), "Sulla punta del mare", "La cucina trapanese e delle isole"
Un antico porto nel Mediterraneo: archeologia e storia di Trapani dall`età arcaica a quella bizantina
Authors: Antonino Filippi Pages: 155 Publication: september 2005 Characteristic: format 17 x 24; matt art paper opaca 130 gr.; cover in plastic in four color; 54 illustration and black and white and color pictures.
This book collects the well-known data from historical antique documentation and from archeological relics so to compose with this fragments a fist analysis about the history and the antique topography of the city, in the history of ancient Sicily. The history encloses the archaic age and the muslim conquest of the isle.
In the book:
In first chapter it illustrates, from XVI century up to the present time, the history of historical and archeological researches made in Trapani.
In the second chapter it illustrates the toponymic aspects about the denomination of the city, but also the existing micro-toponymic in the urban area and in the hinterland. It illustrates too the geologic and morphological appearance of the territory of Trapani and of the hinterland.
In the third chapter it illustrates the ancient historical source about the place.
In the fourth chapter it illustrates the archeological documentation about Trapani.
In the fifth chapter it illustrates a first attempt of interpretation of history, the topography and the history of ancient art of Trapani.
The book closes with a large bibliografy ordered by authors.
(*) Anthony Filippi, born in Turin in 1967, a teacher and has a degree in Archaeology at the University of Palermo. He has conducted archaeological and historical research in the province of Trapani, working on behalf of the Superintendent BB.CC.AA. the preparation of the archaeological map of the PPR- Scope 1. He is the author of monographs Ancient settlements in the territory of Alcamo (1996) and An ancient harbor in the Mediterranean. Archaeology and history of Trapani from the Archaic period to the Byzantine (2005). His articles have been published in journals and conference proceedings of studies on ancient Sicily. He has collaborated with the publishing house "Il Sole" in the drafting of some documentaries. For the Regional Museum "Pepoli" Trapani led the study of the collection of prehistoric artifacts . He was the founder of the Archaeological Group "Drepanum", which he directed from 2006 to 2011 , and founder and organizer of the "Project Bunifat " archaeological research at Mount Bonifato Alcamo in the years 2007-2010.
I Misteri di Trapani Songs and images
Text: Giovanni Cammareri Shooting: Gianni Basciano Nicola Caronia Enzo Lucchese Assembling: Enzo Lucchese Voice over: Giovanni Montanti Post-production: Centro Video Sud Duration: min. 50
In the gorgeous representation occoring in Trapani during the Holy Friday day, the meaningful of the Passion and Died moments are narrated from eighteen statuary groups, commonly know as "Misteri", made of wood, burlap and glue, followed by the staue of the dead Christ and the statue of the Virgin Mary.
Perle di Sicilia Trapani, Selinunte, Marsala, Egadi, Erice, Mozia, Pantelleria, Segesta.
Authors: Maria Rosaria Falcone e Romilda Nicotra Pages: 176 Publication: June 1998 Available in English, French, German and Italian language.
The territory of Trapani has numerous characteristics tied one to the other that constitute the same spirit of this province. Ecology, traditions, architecture, beaches, gastronomy, archaeology, mystery, history, adventure, handicraft, culture represent a single chain connecting all the centers and all people.
The monumental, artistic and archaeological patrimony of this earth is immense. Prehistoric coves, rests of mysterious people, Punic locations, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, Baroque, Renaissance and modern architecture. A sweet, wild, gorgeous nature surronds the human work.
Beautifulst gulfs, golden beaches, wild water reefs, course, sweet valleys, imposing mountains, lacustrine sites, natural reservoirs, salt magical yields from the games of the sun, volcanic islands.
The only true defect of the province of Trapani is that it does not enter all in a suitcase."
The authors collected in this volume the genuine soul of this splendid location, along with beautifulst pictures and a lot of useful information such as timetables, lodges, restaurants, stores and a calendar for events covering each month of the year.