Vendemmia

Vendemmia

In today’s modern world, when nearly everything is done with the touch of a button, the residents of Italy’s picturesque Cinque Terre still make wine by hand, as their ancestors have done for over 1,000 years. They also welcome three million tourists annually into their homes, something their ancestors would have never foreseen. As the demand for local agriculture declines and is replaced by the tourists' need for hotels and restaurants, a modern-day fight for sustainable tourism begins to rise.

In 2010, two filmmakers set out on a three-year journey to document this struggle. The result was the feature film VENDEMMIA, which explores the controversial steps taken by the Cinque Terre National Park in the 1990’s and early millennium to craft a sustainable economic system which could benefit both tourist and resident alike.

But two weeks after filming wrapped, a shocking political upheaval put an end to nearly all the park's efforts. Only months after that, a massive natural disaster all but destroyed two of the five villages. In the years that have followed these two watershed events, this UNESCO World Heritage site has seen a tourism swell like no other, and once again the cultural and ecological balance of this fragile area of Italy seems in jeopardy.

Today, VENDEMMIA is a film which provides an often eerie glimpse into the turning point for the Cinque Terre — before the political upheaval, before the flood, before the swell of tourism became nearly untenable. Interviews with key players, included both in the film and in the newly extended version of the documentary package, harken to a warning from only a few years ago and still ask the essential question: Is it possible to preserve the future of the Cinque Terre without sacrificing the past?

Below are six different digital package options are available for your viewing in both English and Italian, including bonus features.

For a DVD copy of the film (English only), visit:
https://www.amazon.com/Vendemmia-Sharon-Boeckle-Krista-Weller/dp/B00CZNSW0U

Amazon Prime members may visit:
https://www.amazon.com/Vendemmia-Sharon-Boeckle/dp/B00G4GC8TA

Enjoy the film.

  • Vendemmia English Version

    Vendemmia documents the present day challenges of Italy's Cinque Terre through the eyes of its extraordinary residents as they battle the political, economic, and ecological changes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and engage in a modern-day fight for sustainable tourism. In English and Italian with English subtitles.

    This version of the film is NOT licensed for educational screenings, community use or use by institutions or organizations. For these purposes, the special edition BluRay with accompanying Site License is required. To acquire the film for educational, institutional or community use, please contact us at info@silaproductions.com.

    NOTE: It is best to purchase the film via computer, instead of tablet or phone, if you wish to download your own permanent digital copy, instead of just watching on the VHX platform or app. Rentals will play through the VHX platform or app.

  • Vendemmia Versione Italiano

    Vendemmia documenta le moderne sfide sostenute dalle Cinque Terre viste attraverso gli occhi dei suoi straordinari abitanti nella loro quotidiana battaglia contro la burocrazia, le istituzioni e le sfide economiche ed ecologiche, di questo luogo dichiarato dall'Unesco Patrimonio dell'Umanità, ed intraprende una battaglia per un turismo moderno e sostenibile. Disponibile sia in inglese che in italiano sottotitolato in inglese.

    Questa versione del film NON possiede una licenza per uso didattico, pubblico od istituzionale. Per questi scopi è necessaria la versione BluRay provvista di apposita licenza. Per acquisire il film per uso didattico, pubblico od istituzionale, vi preghiamo di contattarci direttamente presso info@silaproductions.com

    NOTA: qualora desideriate acquisire la vostra versione digitale permanente anziché di vedere il film in streaming, vi raccomandiamo di farlo via computer e non attraverso tablet o iPhone.

  • Vendemmia Extended Version - English

    This extended version of Vendemmia features the entire film, plus nearly three hours of bonus material, including:

    A bonus reel featuring four videos:
    - The Cinque Terre: A Historical Portrait in Photographs
    - The Art of Ligurian Pesto (in Italian with English subtitles)
    - Ortaglia: Portrait of an Agriturismo (in English and Italian with English subtitles)
    - From Vineyard to First Sip - Sciacchetrà (in English)

    ... and complete interviews with Franco Bonanini, Heydi Bonanini, Luca Natale, and Sebastiano Venneri (all in Italian with English subtitles.)

    This version of the film is NOT licensed for educational screenings, community use or use by institutions or organizations. For these purposes, the special edition BluRay with accompanying Site License is required. To acquire the film for educational, institutional or community use, please contact us at info@silaproductions.com.

    NOTE: It is best to purchase the film via computer, instead of tablet or phone, if you wish to download your own permanent digital copy, instead of just watching on the VHX platform or app.

  • Vendemmia Versione Estesa - Italiano

    La versione estesa di Vendemmia offerte l'intero film, e anche offre quasi tre ore di scene extra, tra cui:

    Un "bonus reel" - queste scene extra includono:
    - Le Cinque Terre: Un ritratto storico in fotografie
    - L'arte del pesto di Liguria (In italiano con sottotitoli in inglese)
    - Ortaglia: Storia di un "Agriturismo" (In inglese e in italiano con sottotitoli in inglese)
    - Sciacchetrà: dal vigneto al primo sorso - un viaggio con Sommelier Nicola Biscardi (In inglese)

    ... e assieme ad interviste con Franco Bonanini, Heydi Bonanini, Luca Natale, e Sebastiano Venneri (Tutto in italiano con sottotitoli in inglese)

    Questa versione del film NON possiede una licenza per uso didattico, pubblico od istituzionale. Per questi scopi è necessaria la versione BluRay provvista di apposita licenza. Per acquisire il film per uso didattico, pubblico od istituzionale, vi preghiamo di contattarci direttamente presso info@silaproductions.com

    NOTA: qualora desideriate acquisire la vostra versione digitale permanente anziché di vedere il film in streaming, vi raccomandiamo di farlo via computer e non attraverso tablet o iPhone.

  • Bonus Features - Rental Only (Scene Extra - Solo Affitto)

    Featuring nearly three hours of bonus material, including:

    The Cinque Terre: A Historical Portrait in Photographs (no dialogue)

    Schiacchetra: A Complete Wine Tasting Journey with Sommelier Nicola Biscardo (in English)

    Ortaglia: Portrait of an "Agriturismo" Bed & Breakfast (in English and Italian with English subtitles)

    The Art of Making Ligurian Pesto (in Italian with English subtitles)

    ... and complete interviews with Franco Bonanini, Heydi Bonanini, Luca Natale, and Sebastiano Venneri (all in Italian with English subtitles.)

    * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Offre quasi 3 ore di scene extra, tra cui:

    Le Cinque Terre: Un ritratto storico in fotografie

    Schiacchetra: dal vigneto al primo sorso - un viaggio con Sommelier Nicola Biscardo (in inglese)

    Ortaglia: Storia di un "Agriturismo", Bed & Breakfast (in inglese e italiano con sottotitoli in inglese)

    L'arte del pesto di Liguria (In italiano con sottotitoli in inglese)

    ... e assieme ad interviste con Franco Bonanini, Heydi Bonanini, Luca Natale, e Sebastiano Venneri (Tutto in italiano con sottotitoli in inglese)

  • The Cinque Terre - Past and Present (Rental Only - Solo Affitto)

    A ten minute collection of photographs from the Cinque Terre, set to music, in two files:

    One, a beautiful collection of historical black and white photographs taken of the Cinque Terre in the mid 20th century. Provided courtesy of the Cinque Terre National Park, the photographs provide a unique window into what life was like in these agricultural villages before tourism took over.

    Two, a collection of the directors' own personal photographs of the Cinque Terre taken during the filming of the documentary.

    A perfect gift for someone who is about to visit the Cinque Terre for the first time, or for someone who has already been and is missing the beauty of this remarkable region of Italy.