MATERA – FROM THE SHAME OF ITALY TO THE CAPITAL OF CULTURE

Documentary 52 min, by Christian Walther

The cave town of Matera is one of the oldest continually inhabited spots in Europe.
The small town in the Basilicata was designated as Italy’s shame in the 1950s on the basis of the novel «Christ Stopped At Eboli» by Carlo Levi. For a few years everything has changed: Matera becomes 2019 European Capital of Culture. And since this decision has been made, buildings are being renovated, school classes from all over Italy are being dragged through the narrow streets, and dedicated volunteers are working on all kinds of cultural and other projects, so that Matera will remain an attractive place to live and work.

A film about exceptional people in an extraordinary city.

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play SRF1 – Sternstunde Kunst on March 11th,  2018, 11:55 AM and 11:20 PM
play SRF1 – Sternstunde Kunst on January  6th,  2019, 11:55 AM

Documentary, 52. Min., SRF Sternstunde Kunst Written and directed by: Christian Walther Cinematographer: Daniel Leippert 2nd Unit: Olivier JeanRichard Sound: Rolf Büttikofer Music: Ben Jeger Editing, Grading: Fränze Aerni Sounddesign: himex:sounddesign Production: Insertfilm AG / CoProd. SRF Sternstunde Kunst