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Paths of the Gaze: School of Cinema 2023

5 cinema matinees

For the second year in a row with the support of the CARISAL FOUNDATION, “Paths of the Gaze: School of Cinema” 2023 returns.

5 cinema matinees are scheduled, with the screening of five films inspired by the festival’s guiding theme, Cha(lle)nge, to rediscover the pleasure of collective viewing in the theater and reflect on the challenges of the present and future, especially in terms of ecological transition and new ecology.

Scientific Direction: Giuseppe D’Antonio
13 – 17 november 2023

Sala Pier Paolo Pasolini | Salerno


The cycle of morning screenings will take place from 13 to 17 November 2023, at Sala Pier Paolo Pasolini in Salerno.


The five works, four fiction films and a documentary, try to tell, in typical film forms, the nature of climate change, the reasons for an underground conflict between man and nature and the consequences of a development project that is no longer sustainable. These screenings are for secondary school students from the Campania Region, who will join the project.



Each screening is introduced by experts and/or witnesses of the current debate on climate emergencies and the need for an intelligent ecological transition, who will answer the students’ questions at the end of the screenings.



Anthropocene – The Human Epoche” by Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas De Pencier, Canada 2018, 87’.
Suitable for students of all high school classes.

A work that shows, with particularly evocative images, the new condition of the human being and the damage that anthropization has caused on nature.

Introduction by Peppe D’Antonio
Speaker: Marco Gisotti – Journalist/Writer


Wall-E by Andrew Stanton, Usa 2008, 97’.
Suitable for first and second year high school students.

One of the animated films that, enhancing the possibilities of cinema, narrates in a poetic, empathetic way a land submerged by waste. According to Terry Gilliam the film “Says more about ecology and society than any other live-action film”.

Introduction by Peppe D’Antonio
Speaker: Alejandra Alfaro Alfieri – Retake Delegate


Captain Fantastic- Matt Ross, USA 2016, 120’.
Suitable for students of all high school classes.

Story of a family that lives without social conventions, in direct contact with nature. The parents take care of their children’s education using absolutely original methods. The balance, laboriously achieved, is broken when the mother commits suicide and the father has to respond to the new needs of his children when they get in touch for the first time with the civilization they have been fighting against.

Introduction by Peppe D’Antonio
Speaker: Alfonso Amendola – Professor of Sociology of cultural processes at the University of Salerno


Mad Max – Fury Road, George Miller, Usa 2015, 120’.
Suitable for third-fifth year high school students

Quarto capitolo della saga diretta da Miller. Ancora una volta il regista, in uno scenario post apocalittico racconta il declino della civiltà causato dallo  sfruttamento della natura.

Introduction by Peppe D’Antonio
Speaker: Alex Giordano – Expert in Digital Transformation, Social Innovation and Agritech


L’Heure de la Sortie, by Sébastien Marnier, France, 2018, 104′.
Suitable for fourth and fifth year high school classes

Due to a series of non-random events, a precarious teacher has to deal with a class of highly trained students. Six of these engage in strange rituals that foreshadow the need to defend themselves from a future catastrophe. Tense and disturbing, the film, according to some critics, anticipates Greta Thunberg’s movement, albeit from a much more pessimistic perspective.

Introduction by Peppe D’Antonio
Speaker: Corrado De Rosa – Psychiatrist and writer

Marco Gisotti


Marco Gisotti is a journalist and populariser, author of the programme Quasar on Rai2 and the animation series 2 amici per la Terra on Rai3. On Radio3 RAI he hosts and writes the episodes of Wikiradio on science and the environment. Since 2012, he has been the artistic director of the Green Drop Award at the Venice International Film Festival. An expert on green economy and green employment. He is co-author with Tessa Gelisio of the essay 100 green jobs to find work (Edizioni Ambiente) and is among the authors of the annual GreenItaly report by Fondazione Symbola and Unioncamere. He is a lecturer at the University of Tor Vergata in the course Theories and Languages of Scientific Communication. He was environmental communication advisor to Environment Minister Sergio Costa and to Ecological Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani.

Alejandra Alfaro Alfieri


Alejandra Alfaro Alfieri (1989) studied sociology at La Sapienza University in Rome. Subsequently, she broadened her skills in the field of sheltering by attending a master’s degree in the subject, an interest that led her to take on a prominent role in the Retake Foundation. In this capacity, she is in charge of motivating and coordinating all social actors who aim together to improve the conditions and quality of life in their respective territories, with a particular focus on schools by raising awareness of environmental issues among young people.

Alex Giordano


Alex Giordano teaches Social Innovation and Society of Networks at IULM in Milan and at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Naples Federico II. A pioneer of digital culture and anthropologist of innovation, he is considered among the leading experts in social innovation, sharing economy and social and technological innovation applied to food and agriculture. He currently leads the Rural Hack research programme that works on open hardware and DIY approaches for precision agriculture and on innovative approaches to local territorial development strategies for rural and inland areas and local communities. He is a member of the Maker Faire Rome 2017 scientific committee.

Alfonso Amendola


Alfonso Amendola is Professor of Sociology of Cultural Processes and Internet Studies at the University of Salerno, where he is Vice-President of the Centro Studi Media Società e Comunicazione and coordinator of the Open Class Ateneo & Territorio Laboratory. He is Editor of the international journals: Funes. Journal of Narrative and Social Sciences; Shift. International Journal of Philosophical Studies; Scenario. Visual Culture Studies; Im@go. Journal of the Social Imaginary; H-ermes. Journal of Communication. For Edizioni Rogas in Rome he directs the social science series La sensibilità vitale and for Edizioni Meltemi in Milan he directs the sociology of culture series I pescatori di perle. He is a columnist for the daily newspaper Il Mattino and collaborates with the periodicals Alfabeta2, Gea Art and CostoZero.

Corrado De Rosa


Corrado De Rosa (1975) is a psychiatrist. On behalf of the judicial authorities he has dealt with the Camorra, mafia infiltration and subversion. Author of essays on madness as an instrument of trial manipulation, he has published, among others, I medici della camorra (Castelvecchi 2011) and La mente nera (Sperling & Kupfer 2013 and 2014). L’uomo che dorme (Rizzoli 2018) is his first novel. A Salerno (Perrone 2022) is a sentimental guide to his city. With Minimum Fax he published Italian Psycho. La follia fra crimini, ideologia e politica (2021) and Quando eravamo felici. Italia-Argentina 1990: la partita da cui tutto finisce (2023).

Participation in the screenings is reserved for secondary school students of the Campania Region who will join the project.

For more information: scuole@lineadombrafestival.it.

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