"Mediterranean, sea of life", documentary in Assisi tomorrow

Two screenings on sea species in heritage to be saved

08 December, 16:11

(ANSAmed) - ROME, DECEMBER 8 - The city of Assisi will play host tomorrow to two screenings of "Mediterranean, Sea of Life", the docu-film produced, directed and co-written by Caterina Ponti.

Based on an idea by Gianluca Nardulli, who also wrote the piece, the docu-film provides an 80-minute cross-section of the Mediterranean Sea. The innumerable aquatic species encountered in the long underwater journey through the sea are the "stars of the show". The species are zoomed, followed and scrutinised in the depths of the sea, with a respectful and unintrusive 360° view on the numerous basins and areas of the magnificent sea, an inestimable treasure that must be protected at all costs.

Authorial quotations, science, art, audiovisual quality, poetry, entertainment, love and respect for the marine environment - as the title suggests, a source of life - are the key elements of this independent production, the work of a team made up entirely of Italians. The actors are brightly-coloured anemones, gorgonias and cerianthids living at a depth of 40 metres. Also filmed up close were different species of nudibranch molluscs, singular and brightly coloured species, congers and moray eels hidden nearby, as well as large packs of barracudas and lobsters.

The screenings will be attended by the producer and director, Caterina Ponti, the executive producer and co-author, Gianluca Nardulli, and the actress Rita Carlini, and will begin at 10:30 (matinee reserved for schools) and 21:00 at Assisi's Cinema-Teatro Metastasio. (ANSAmed).

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