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| SURVIVING DEEP FIRE BURNS|
Matteo Sudan was the victim of a horrible accident. With burns covering 65% of his body, he has undergone several reconstruction surgeries and now lives with a plastic mask over his face.
Version: Italian - Format 16:9 | Length: 25' | Year of production: 2009
| WATCHING FROM THE SIDELINES|
ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is an extremely serious neuro-degenerative pathology which destroys motor neurons. Its progression is irreversible: muscles lose their ability to move and the body is immobilised.
Version: Italian | Length: 31' | Year of production: 2008
THE BREATH OF THE SOUL|
The soul, the care for the soul, the pain of the soul… a shock may lead to trauma and reflect negatively on the body. This is the meeting point of three specialists who explain the conclusions they have reached.
Version: Italian | Length: 52' | Year of production: 2008
| The Dead Can Talk|
Every working day, Cristina Cattaneo, a young pathologist, is confronted with the darker side of mankind. Giving a name to a previously unidentified corpse – often one that has been assassinated and mutilated - is for her a question of honour.
Version: Italian | Length: 52' | Year of production: 2004
| LIVING WATER |
Do you remember snowflakes? There are no two exactly alike, because each one contains different information. This is how Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto came up with the idea of studying water crystals to infer notions about the quality of water.
Version: italian | Length: 27' | Year of production: 2003
| Lake Maggiore: Flooded|
Torrential rain, swollen rivers, overflowing lakes, some areas of the world have to deal with an abundance of water, while others are deprived of it. The Lake Maggiore region, close to the Swiss and Italian Alps, is an area which periodically has a glut of water.
Version: italian | Length: 40' | Year of production: 2002
Roberto, 14, is a tetraplegic. A serious birth asphyxia is the cause of his handicap. He cannot speak. He can move his left leg, and has only partial control of his left forearm.
Version: Italian | Length: 55' | Year of production: 2001
| Spin-off: benefits from the space research|
The space probes’ soft landing techniques are applied to the packaging of potato chips, and GPS systems are used to control the quality of our bathroom tiles.
Version: Italian | Length: 50' | Year of production: 2000
| Intuitive surgery|
Designed in the USA, this new device was named “Da Vinci” in recognition for the genius of Leonardo, and the fact that this new system represents a milestone in the history of operating theatres, opening the way to remote controlled surgery.
Version: Italian | Length: 40' | Year of production: 2000
| Chaos - A random journey within the complexities of the world|
This journey starts out from the concept of chaos as a scientific vision, a theory that deals with the intricate connections and unforeseeable developments of our world: the weather next weekend for instance, or our heartbeat….
Version: Italian | Length: 2x60' or 2x90' | Year of production: 2000
| Electromagnetic waves|
Not only high voltage plants, but also common household appliances such as microwave ovens, hair dryers, electrical razors, TVs and VCRs, computers, mobile phones, neon and halogen lamps, quartz watches and alarm clocks, faxes and photocopy machines, electrical cables and sockets… every day the list of culprits of "electromagnetic pollution" gets longer and longer.
Version: Italian | Length: 19' | Year of production: 1999
| Electric cars: the new generation|
The car of the third millennium is intelligent and clean. That is to say, it interacts with traffic regulation systems and optimises its functions with the aid of electronic and computerised technology that monitor the vehicle’s performance.
Version: Italian, French, German, English | Length: 24' | Year of production: 1999
From Bellinzona to Zurich or Basle in half an hour or from Geneva to St. Gallen in under one hour? Not science fiction, but the simple promise of the protagonist of this film.
Version: Italian, French | Length: 50' | Year of production: 1998
| A good ear|
To arouse the viewer’s curiosity and make him notice sounds. Such is the objective of the documentary that is based on a simple observation: our day to day attitude when faced with the sounds, noises and music that fill the environment we live in is becoming increasingly passive and inattentive.
Version: Italian | Length: 42' | Year of production: 1996