The Rickshaw Run is race against time and … the laws of physics, mechanics, weather, nature…
Not all the teams can make to the end.
Team Chang made it!
Have a look to how they managed to travel for more than 4000 km across India on a a very dodgy rickshaw and survive.

Here’s the teaser of the Rickshaw Run documentary about the Team Chang Beer.

This short documentary is a reportage shot in Maldives, thanks to the support of Bicocca University, Milan, and of CDE Consulting, Republic of Maldives.
Our aim is to draw attention on the increasing problem of waste in this fragile and unique ecosystem.
We’ve asked to experts, of Maldives and environment, to describe us the waste management, the actual methods used to contain the problem and the propositions to solve it in the impending future.

This is the teaser for the Rickshaw Run documentary that I’ve shot in India for the Thai Chang Beer.

The Rickshaw Run is a crazy race which I’ve always wanted to join, and, fortunately, I’ve had the chance to do it in some way. I went to Cochin to film the beginning of the race –  and the party – and I’m going to Shillong to see if the team will actually get there…

Ecco il teaser del documentario sul Rickshaw Run che sto girando per la birra thailandese Chang.

Il Rickshaw Run è una gara spericolata, di gente folle attraverso una terra assurda… alla quale ho sempre voluto partecipare. Ho filmato la partenza, e la relativa festa, a Cochin e tra pochi giorni andrò nel nord, a Shillong, per vedere se il Team Chang Beer arriverà…

Hua Mak stadium night market, a misteriuos man arrives, carrying several wooden boxes, helped by his two pretty assistants.
Curious people doing shopping stop to take a look. They may buy their next accessory.
However, the pitch man doesn’t sell fashion goods…

Al mercato notturno dello stadio a Hua Mak, un distretto di Bangkok, arriva un uomo misterioso con svariate casse di legno, accompagnato da due graziose assistenti. Molti curiosi si fermano a guardare: magari c’è qualcosa d’altro da comprare. Ma il rappresentante non vende accessori alla moda…

WARNING! Suitable for adults and open-minded people only!

WARNING! Vietato ai minori e alle persone di vedute ristrette!

This week we’re presenting the teaser for a documentary shot in Bangkok by Marco Gatti, a fellow filmmaker from Torino. He’s looking for supporting partners on the project (post-production, distribution, definition of format and length).

In a nutshell, this is his work introduced by his own words:

“This is an intimate, underground video-diary of Bangkok’s Ladyboys: nightlife, neon-lights, money, pleasure, dreams come to life trough their brief portraits. These places and characters are symbols of an Era of mutations, illusions and dualisms. This is a work-in-progress created for and shot with an i-Phone, a discreet, but penetrating medium.”

You can read the Marco’s biography on his vimeo profile and you can write him to support or comment on his project.

Questa settimana vi presentiamo il teaser per  un documentario girato a Bangkok da Marco Gatti, un filmmaker-collaboratore torinese che sta cercando partnership produttive per la finalizzazione del lavoro (post-produzione, distribuzione, definizione del formato e della durata).

Ma preferiamo che siano le sue stesse parole a introdurre l’argomento:

“L’idea è quella di una video-documentazione intima e sotterranea sui transessuali di Bangkok. La notte, le luci, il piacere, il denaro, i sogni emergono dai brevi ritratti di Ladyboys della Città degli Angeli. Sono personaggi e luoghi simbolici della nostra Era di trasformazioni, illusioni e dualismi. Il video è un work in progress concepito e realizzato sfruttando le possibilità di ripresa dell’I-phone, strumento mimetizzabile, discreto e penetrante.”

Potete leggere la biografia completa dell’autore sul suo profilo vimeo e scrivergli direttamente per sostenere o anche solo commentare il progetto.

364 days a year monkeys and humans fight in Lopburi, a small town 150 km far from BKK.
But on the 365th day truce happens… The inhabitants of Lopburi throw a party for monkeys, willingly giving them what they usually have to steal, and even playing and singing for them.

Why they do so? Help us figure out!


A Lopburi, una ridente località 150 km da Bangkok, l’eterna lotta tra uomo e scimmia ha luogo 364 giorni l’anno. Ma cosa accade il 365 giorno? Quello che vedete: gli abitanti della città donano alle scimmie il cibo che le scimmie tentano tutti i giorni di sottrarre loro, e lo fanno in pompa magna.

Ma perché lo fanno? Aiutateci voi, perché noi non l’abbiamo capito…

364 days a year monkeys and humans fight in Lopburi, a small town 150 km far from BKK.
But on the 365th day truce happens…
Episode #5 is coming on 16th december.

A Lopburi, una ridente località 150 km da Bangkok, l’eterna lotta tra uomo e scimmia ha luogo 364 giorni l’anno. Ma cosa accade il 365 giorno?

Lo saprete il 16 dicembre…

Maldives are formed by 1.190 coral islands, between Arabian sea and Laccadive sea: there’s no place to build a modern garbage dump, as you can more easily do in a larger territory. Every day from Malé a lot of of trucks go to Thilafushi island to dump tons of garbage. After burning it, garbage is thrown into the sea. For about 100 men from Bangladesh this is a very hard job. The biologist Professor Paolo Galli from Milano Bicocca University and cde.cosulting are studying how to get a solution for garbage disposal. In the last 10 years, the increasing number of tourists and of general consumerism have developed tons of waste. These images are the TEASER of a work-in-progress documentary: our aim is making people discuss and find a solution, and not criticizing what Maldivian government is doing (or not doing) about it.

These images were shot with the help of Giulio Pedretti, my partner in this project, and with the support of Paolo Galli and Bicocca University, which have created a research outpost center on Magoodhoo island (Fafoo Atoll) where biologists and students can study the ocean bed.