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STELVIO. CROSSROADS OF PEACE is a documentary film about an extraordinary place in the heart of Europe: The Stelvio Pass. By interweaving interviews with visitors, evenly paced action, moments of suspense and bursts of landscape, the film depicts the Stelvio of today with a spiritual inflection. It examines what is left of its tragic and heroic past, during which neighboring peoples were adversaries who fought each other in the bitter cold of The White War, the realities concealed and the possibilities offered, and the people who live and spend time there. What does Stelvio represent today?

Alessandro Melazzini holds Italian and German citizenship and has lived in Germany since the 1990s. After studying Political Economics at Bocconi University in Milan and Philosophy at the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, he worked as a freelance cultural correspondent for various news agencies and newspapers. As a filmmaker he made, among others, the documentary MUNICH, ITALY. STORIES OF ARRIVAL IN GERMANY (2011). In 2013 he produced Angelo Bozzolini's THE ITALIAN CHARACTER, which screened at international festivals in Vancouver, Rome and Palm Springs, among others. He is currently working on LIKE A RIVER, a documentary about Jamaican music in northern Italy.
Genre Adventure, Environment/Ecology
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2014
Director Alessandro Melazzini
Screenplay Alessandro Melazzini
Cinematography Alessandro Soetje
Producer Alessandro Melazzini
Production Company Alpenway Media
Length 70 min
Format HD, color, 16:9
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, German, French
Festivals Trento Film Festival 2014, DOK.fest Munich 2014, Salento 2014
With backing from Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Ministry of Cultural Heritage & Activities of Italy, National Alpini Assoc., Italian Alpine Club, Stelvio National Park, Province of Sondrio, Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano, Autonomous Province of Trento, Commune of Bormio

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