La Terra Dopo La Terra - 13’ (2017)

Gigio, a 90-year-old farmer, has spent his whole life in Monte San Martino, a remote village in southern Marche, Italy. In recent decades the agricultural exodus has left a desert in the area. Nowadays the only remains are abandoned plots of land and ruins. Gigio and his family decided to stay, however his small farm seems destined to follow suit.

The film is an attempt to present the last echoes of a lost world: a bridge between the spiritual values of a pre-industrialised era and those of the restless present. 

A film by Omar Barchetta
Cinematography, editing, sound: Omar Barchetta
Ethnographic contributions: Silvio Salvesi
Original Score: OMBA
Produced by CAVA
Post-Production: Nevill Studio
Graphics: Lisa Stephanides
Supported by Vittorio Barchetta


SATELLITE, Festival del nuovo cinema di Pesaro: 48 ore di visioni per il cinema futuro - Milano, Italy.
37th NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival - Aarhus, Denmark.
Corto & Fieno, Festival del Cinema Rurale - Miasino e Ameno, Italy.
Forskernatt: antropologisk kortfilm i cinema lounge, University Museum of Bergen - Bergen, Norway.
26. dokumentART - Neubrandenburg, Germany.
One With A Movie Camera, Marburg International Ethnographic Film Festival - Marburg, Germany.
Premio Internazionale di cinema 2017 ‘Renato Appi’ - Cordenons, Italy.
Corti a Scuola 2019 - Centro Italiano del Cortometraggio.


Premio Internazionale di cinema 2017 ‘Renato Appi’: special Jury mention for artistic achievement.

Official trailer