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| MIXED BLOOD, A SOUL'S EMBRACE|
Shelagh, is 99 years old and lives in British Columbia. She is the granddaughter of the Chief Pierre Kinbasket of the Shuswap tribe that settled in the Columbia Valley, after migrating from their land of origin, in search of new lands where to live.
Version: Inglese - Format: 16:9 High definition | Length: English version: 65' | Year of production: 2010
| A TRUE LOVE STORY: ERICH MARIA REMARQUE & PAULETTE GODDARD|
This is the story of the Pacifist German Writer Erich Maria Remarque, his love for beautiful women, his Love story with the actress Marlene Dietrich and his Love story with the actress Paulette Goddard, later his wife.
Version: Italian, German - Format: 16:9 | Length: 52' or 63' | Year of production: 2009
| “Lo Spirito di Stella”|
“Lo Spirito di Stella” is the name of a 17-metre catamaran designed and constructed for people with disabilities. It has rekindled a passion for the sea in Andrea Stella, who became paralyzed as a young man.
Version: Italiano - Format HD 16:9 | Length: 27' | Year of production: 2009
| THE MAYAN GALILEO|
Eduardo Suger, 69, was born in Zurich, Switzerland, to a Guatemalan mother. As a young boy, he was fascinated by Albert Einstein. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and became the first physicist-mathematician in the history of the Central-American isthmus.
Version: Italian | Length: 47' | Year of production: 2008
TWINS OUTSIDE THE LINE|
Ambra and Fiona Albek are twins. They live in Lugano and both graduated from Music School. One plays the violin, the other the piano. When they were little they used to wear identical clothes, especially when giving concerts.
Version: Italian | Length: 30' | Year of production: 2008
Rhythm, music and movement play a fundamental role in Ibis’ life. Ibis Hernandez is profoundly deaf; she can’t hear anything. However, she has always been able to pick up the vibrations from music coming from the floor.
Version: Italian | Length: 48' | Year of production: 2006
| LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR|
When he was 20, Pierre Tami used to work at the airport in Zurich. However he was not content with simply having a good job: he wanted to give his life a deeper meaning.
Version: Italian | Length: 52' | Year of production: 2005
| DONDE ESTA' SARA GOMEZ?|
Sara Gomez, afro-cuban film maker, lived in the pre- and post revolutionary Havana. She invented new landscapes, brought together opposite worlds.
This film follows the tracks of a love story: between Sara and Germinal Hernández (her husband and mythical sound man), Sara and her family, Sara and cinema, Sara and her culture.
Version: Spanish | Length: 78' | Year of production: 2005
| PAUL AUSTER'S LABYRINTHS|
Meeting the American poet and writer Paul Auster (Newark, New York, 1947)
Paul Auster, one of America's most renowned and appreciated writers, has chosen to live away from the frantic rat race and deafening silence of New York City, a city which he continues to love dearly, and to which he dedicates many of his most original and impassioned writings.
Version: Italian English | Length: 51' | Year of production: 2004
| Fosco Maraini – the globe trotter|
This documentary retraces the footsteps of Fosco Maraini by conjuring up the memories of this great traveller, anthropologist, writer and photographer with the support of his own original photographs.
Version: Italian | Length: 30' | Year of production: 2004
| Davide Van De Sfroos|
When he was a child, Davide Van De Sfroos had an unusual experience: he once swallowed a lizard to demonstrate his courage to his friends. That same night, he had a dream that affected him for the rest of his life.
Version: Italian | Length: 57' | Year of production: 2004
| On the trail of Don Camillo and the Mondo Piccolo of Giovannino Guareschi|
In this documentary we have attempted to trace their prototype characters, and have succeeded in finding traces of such people and the locations that inspired the distinguished writer, who was a native of the lower grounds around Parma, the Bassa.
Version: italian | Length: 52' | Year of production: 2002
| Giuliano Mauri: The weaver of the woods|
Giuliano Mauri used to be the owner and sole employee of the “Raviolo d’oro” in Lodi. For 38 years, six days a week, from early in the morning he used to knead dough, mix delicious fillings for ravioli, and produce gnocchi and fresh pasta in a variety of shapes.
Version: Italian | Length: 42' | Year of production: 2002
| La petite Gilberte - Anne Marie Blanc, attrice|
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Anne-Marie Blanc è sia un personaggio mitico sia una testimone reale del XX secolo.
Version: Italian | Length: 54' | Year of production: 2001
The philosopher Krishnamurti was one of the most extraordinary spiritual teachers of the last century. His life, however, is still shrouded in mystery.
Version: Italian | Length: 3x55' | Year of production: 2001
| Luciano Benetton: king of colors|
Luciano Benetton, who is the eldest of four children and who lost his father when he was only ten, quietly recalls how he took on responsibilities as head of the family after his father’s death.
Version: Italian | Length: 28' | Year of production: 2001
| John Tavener|
John Tavener is one of the most interesting contemporary composers. At the beginning of his career he created complex works based on the experiments of musical modernism, but after a deep personal crisis, which ended with his conversion to the most ancient christian tradition of the orthodox church, he rejected western notions of “progress” in art and science.
Version: Italian, English | Length: 57' | Year of production: 2001
| In bed with Patch Adams|
A revealing encounter with the real Patch Adams, - physician, clown and social crusader. The exclusive sequences of his “Between-the-Sheets Therapy” with the disturbed, suicidal Dave show how far Adams is really willing to go in finding comedic ways to relieve suffering.
Version: Italian, English | Length: 33' | Year of production: 2000
| The great invention of Flaminio Bertoni|
From 1934 to 1963, among the most elegant of Citroën cars were the “Traction Avant”, the “2 CV” and the “DS”, which were products of the mind and the hand of Flaminio Bertoni, a great designer of automobiles.
Version: Italian, French | Length: 48' | Year of production: 2000
| Tahar Ben Jelloun - Desert and life|
“Morocco is a country of extraordinary beauty. Its natural environment is wonderful, its landscapes, colours and cultures are astounding. It is a world of stark contrasts and great wealth that make it unique.
Version: Italian, French | Length: 58' | Year of production: 2000
| Raimon Panikkar|
Raimon Panikkar is a rare example of a true contemporary sage. His clearness of mind allows his heart to remain open; his knowledge of the past and traditions is not an end in itself, nor is it vain nostalgia for bygone times, but rather it is a fertile ground of creativity for the present and the future to thrive upon.
Version: Italian | Length: 3x58' | Year of production: 2000
| Carl Djerassi: pills of life|
Carl Djerassi was born in Vienna in 1923, and emigrated to America in 1938. Today, at 72, he still lives and works alone, for the future, and above all, for the community.
Version: Italian | Length: 45' | Year of production: 1999
| Ivan Monighetti: a family tale|
The destiny of Ivan Monighetti, a Russian violinist who grew up under the Soviet regime, is truly peculiar. Orphaned by his father, he grew up in Moscow with his mother and sister.
Version: Italian, German | Length: 45' | Year of production: 1999
| Carlo Maria Giulini|
Interviewed shortly after his announcement to retire from public life, this documentary offers a portrait of the great Italian orchestra conductor Carlo Maria Giulini.
Version: Italian | Length: 47' | Year of production: 1999
| Carla Fracci: a legendary dancer|
“Carla Fracci is lighter than air, more delicate than a sigh”, this is one of the many ways in which critics describe one of the greatest ballerinas of the century.
Version: Italian, French | Length: 50' | Year of production: 1999
| Yare, Yare... home at last Aoi Huber Kono|
A Japanese woman has chosen to live in Southern Switzerland. An artist and designer and the wife of a world famous graphic artist, Aoi Huber Kono has worked for several years with important personalities such as Bruno Munari, Mario Botta and others.
Version: Italian, interview in English | Length: 25' | Year of production: 1999
| Golden Threads III|
1. Frederick Franck - 2. Joan Halifax - 3. Thomas Berry - 4. Meinrad Craighead
FREDERICK FRANCK, THE ZEN OF SIGHT
Frederick Franck, a dentist, writer, philosopher and artist is a man of many talents.
Version: Italian, English | Length: 4x55' | Year of production: 1998
| Golden Threads II|
1) Laurens van der Post - 2) Alice Boner - 3) Georgette Boner - 4) Kapila Vatsyayan - 5) Elemire Zolla
LAURENS VAN DER POST (5x60’)
Laurens van der Post, writer, producer of documentaries for the radio and television, and anthropologist, is one of the great celebrities of our time.
Version: Italian, Interviews in original language | Length: 5x55' | Year of production: 1997
| Golden Threads I|
1) Yehudi Menuhin - 2) Kathleen Raine - 3) Don Adolfo Asnaghi - 4) Alain Danielou - 5) Max Picard - 6) Arnes Naess - 7) John Seymour - 8) Ali Akbar Khan
YEHUDI MENUHIN, MUSIC OF LIFE
Yehudi Menuhin was one of the greatest musicians of our time, and is also well-known for his humanitarian involvement.
Version: Italian, Interviews in original language | Length: 8x50' | Year of production: 1995
| Francesco Borromini|
An old scholar (actor Guido Alberti) narrates the tormented life of Arch. Francesco Borromini (Bissone, 1599 - Rome, 1667), his hopes, the difficulties in gaining recognition, the tragic confrontation with his great rival, Bernini, his achievements, his disappointments, and finally, his suicide.
Version: Italian, German | Length: 55' | Year of production: 1995
| Carl Gustav Jung|
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Jung's death the RTSI-SWISS TELEVISION presents a new portrait based on the accounts of the great Swiss psychanalyst's closest relatives.
Version: Italian, German, English, Spanish | Length: 60' | Year of production: 1991
| Eladio Dieste|
“I think of myself as what I am: an engineer - says Eladio Dieste - in fact, I have solved some problems of building in such a way that architects think of me as an architect, something I feel very proud of!”.
Version: Italian | Length: 31' | Year of production: 1991
| The secret life of Eisenstein|
A brilliant documentary on the life and works of the legendary Sergei Michailovic Eisenstein (Riga 1898 - Moscow 1948), one of the greatest and most controversial masters of the cinema.
Version: Italian, French, English | Length: 56' | Year of production: 1987
| Lawrence Ferlinghetti: the colours of anarchy|
Born in New York in 1919 to an Italian father and a French mother, Lawrence Ferlinghetti is among the greatest American poets of the post-war period.
Version: Italian | Length: 50' | Year of production: 1980
| Friedrich Dürrenmatt|
A program on and with Friedrich Dürrenmatt produced by Ludy Kessler for the 60th birthday of the well-known Swiss author and playwright. Dürrenmatt is depicted in the environment which has most influenced his life and his works, with his childhood friends and fellow-citizens; at work both in the theater and at home, in his roles as writer, producer and painter.
Version: Italian, German | Length: 59' | Year of production: 1980