LE ALPI, LA RESISTENZA, I PAESAGGI (UNA TESTIMONIANZA DI EDI CONSOLO)
Italy / 2004 / 24'
This documentary focuses on a lifetime filled with the longing for challenge and the search for the beauty and knowedge of mountains. Edoardo Gabriele Alois Consolo, in art Edi Consolo, has devoted his life to mountains, first as a sportsman and then as a guide, during the Resistance, for the allies going to Switzerland and after for the CLN (Committee of National Liberation) and lasty as an appreciated artist of panoramas. In his last interwiew, at the Piemont Institute for the History of Resistance and Contemporary Society, he retraces a few significant and exciting events in his life. He died in Pino Torinese on 3 March 2004. This video is dedicated to him.
Elena Valsania was born in Turin 1973. She attended a degree course in Communication and Daniele Segre’s Scuola di Video Documentazione Sociale “I cammelli”. She has made independent documentaries for SAT 2000, RAI 3 and Palomar. In 2006, she won first prize for her Spot del Piano Strategico di Cuneo in the Institutional Communication of Public Bodies section at the COMPA in Bologna. She is working on an archive of video-accounts about life along the rivers Gesso and Stura for the Municipality of Cuneo. Her filmography includes San Placido (2006) and Violenza. Ciò che resta (2005).