Pietro Francesco Pingitore
Italy 2022 | 27 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 10:00 PM
Q&A with:
Pietro Pingitore

A wild life rescue treats boar and deer at the edge of a nat­ur­al reserve along­side the Treb­bia river, north­ern italy. Hunters pro­tect the non-human life in an area of indus­tri­al agri­cul­ture. Rasputin, the boar lives held under human pro­tec­tion at the limits of legal­i­ty. A group of actors tries to rep­re­sent the move­ments of boars.  

L’OMBRA DI RASPUTIN is a sen­so­r­i­al explo­ration that looks at con­ser­va­tion behav­iours as infra­struc­tures bor­der­ing the “wild life” of a nat­ur­al reserve in the plains sur­round­ing Pia­cen­za, one ter­ri­to­ry amongst the many heav­i­ly trans­formed by indus­tri­al agri­cul­ture in Italy. Humans and non-humans con­verge in assem­blages where care and vio­lence jux­ta­pose to bal­ance out the con­trast­ing forces of two sep­a­rate phe­nom­e­na: Inten­sive agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­tion and the pro­tec­tion of bio­di­ver­si­ty.