Cinquanta Passi (Fifty Steps)

Cinquanta Passi (Fifty Steps)

Switzerland

2019

54 min

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Switzerland

2019

54 min

Climate change and endangered glaciers raise new questions, above all for those like mountain guide and rescuer Michele Cucchi, known as “Lungo”, who have always lived and worked in the mountains they are passionate about. In today’s rapidly changing world, the challenge is no longer conquering new summits, but developing environmental and humanitarian projects to conserve an increasingly fragile ecosystem and help those who live in the mountains. The retreat of glaciers brings to light the traces of our passage and also the bodies of those who never returned home. Cucchi is always moved by the desire to enhance the memory and protection of these fragile environments, whether in the Karakorum, following an environmental education program with Agostino Da Polenza, or in Zermatt, with glaciologist Michele Freppaz, anthropologist Elisabetta Dall’O, Air Zermatt CEO and pilot Gerold Biner, and the “historical memory of Zermatt” , former rescuer and mountain guide Bruno Jelk. In the Nepali village of Chepwa, Michele supports the local population to manage a new and growing problem of waste. Despite our greater environmental awareness, are the solutions we adopt perhaps just a lesser evil?

Climate change and endangered glaciers raise new questions, above all for those like mountain guide and rescuer Michele Cucchi, known as “Lungo”, who have always lived and worked in the mountains they are passionate about. In today’s rapidly changing world, the challenge is no longer conquering new summits, but developing environmental and humanitarian projects to conserve an increasingly fragile ecosystem and help those who live in the mountains. The retreat of glaciers brings to light the traces of our passage and also the bodies of those who never returned home. Cucchi is always moved by the desire to enhance the memory and protection of these fragile environments, whether in the Karakorum, following an environmental education program with Agostino Da Polenza, or in Zermatt, with glaciologist Michele Freppaz, anthropologist Elisabetta Dall’O, Air Zermatt CEO and pilot Gerold Biner, and the “historical memory of Zermatt” , former rescuer and mountain guide Bruno Jelk. In the Nepali village of Chepwa, Michele supports the local population to manage a new and growing problem of waste. Despite our greater environmental awareness, are the solutions we adopt perhaps just a lesser evil?

Original Language

Italian/ English/ French

Direction

Michael Beltrami

Camera

Niccolò Aiazzi

Editing

Samir Samperisi

Sound

Fabio Lazzareschi

Script

Niccolò Aiazzi

Producer

N/A

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Niccolò Aiazzi was born in 1982 in Ferrara, Italy and grew up in Milan. His lifelong passion for alpinism, skiing, and the great outdoors drives his storytelling. Aiazzi focuses on the relationship between people and wilderness, travelling around the world, shooting photo and video reportage for expeditions, explorers, and professional athletes. Since 2018, he has worked as documentary director for RSI in Lugano, Switzerland.

Niccolò Aiazzi was born in 1982 in Ferrara, Italy and grew up in Milan. His lifelong passion for alpinism, skiing, and the great outdoors drives his storytelling. Aiazzi focuses on the relationship between people and wilderness, travelling around the world, shooting photo and video reportage for expeditions, explorers, and professional athletes. Since 2018, he has worked as documentary director for RSI in Lugano, Switzerland.

Contact

Niccolo Aiazzi

Via Sofocle 5, Milan, Italy

inof@niccoloaiazzigmail.com

Contact

Niccolo Aiazzi

Via Sofocle 5, Milan, Italy

inof@niccoloaiazzigmail.com