PAOLO GIANI, GIORGIO SALOMON
Italy / 1996 / 55'
The film reports the attempt made in winter by three Italian mushers, on sledges drawn by dogs, to cross the Rocky Mountain system of Brooks Range and the North Slope plain to the oil base in Prudhoe Bay, the northernmost point of Alaska. Following the expedition, the RAI cameras entered Arctic Gates, the great national park, for the first time and recorded the fascinating and wild beauty of a mountain chain, which is still almost entirely intact and unexplored.
Born in Rome, 47 years old, professional journalist, he collaborated with the RAI in 1978 and entered the firm in 1979. Following a few years spent in the Trento Regional Office of the RAI, he has been working for TG1 since 1986. Newsreader for various editions of TC1 and presenter of Raiuno programmes, he has always been interested in reportages, especially those in the great north of the planet.
He was the author of the first three fortunate «Overland» series, the adventure of the four Italian lorries around the world. With the reportages of the first «Overland» (Rome-New York over land) he won the Saint Vincent Prize for journalism, as well as various other awards. In 1999-2000 he presented «Linea Verde Orizzonti» on Raiuno and in 2000-2001, always for the same channel, the programme «Easy Driver». He is currently working in the newsroom of TG1.
CATALOGO 2003 FF 51^ ; film n. 1686/198