The SalinaDocFest was born as Giovanna Taviani’s idea.

An idea inspired by a deep bond with the island, forged during long summers in her childhood and adolescence, with the white sandy beaches of Lipari, a set chosen in 1984 by her father Vittorio and her uncle Paolo – who had made Salina their second home since 1970 – for the movie Kaos, where Giovanna interpreted, together with her brother Giuliano and her cousin Valentina – the scene of the “dip” in the Pumice.

The SalinadocFest is also an Aeolian Festival. This is because the entire archipelago has been and still is a star in the history of Italian cinema: from Stromboli Terra di Dio (1950) by Roberto Rossellini (with Ingrid Bergman) to L’avventura, filmed in Panarea between 1959 and 1960 by Michelangelo Antonioni, from Vulcano by William Dieterle (with Anna Magnani) to Il Postino with Massimo Troisi, to Caro Diario by Nanni Moretti.

The Aeolian Islands have been and are also at the Centre of the  the documentary genre. In Stromboli, in 1954, Vittorio De Seta filmed his Isole di Fuoco. And in Salina, at the end of the 1940s, the Panaria Film of Alliata, Maraini and Moncada was born, a company which experimented with underwater shooting techniques never tried until then.


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