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SFIDA TRA I GHIACCI

PAOLO GIANI

Italy / 2002 / 60'

The film portrays the daring adventure of five Italians who participated in one of the hardest and extreme races covering 1,800 kilometres between the towns of Anchorage and Nome, in Alaska, following the same course of the mythical dog sled race known as "Iditarod".
Braving the rigours and dangers of the hard Alaskan winter, the five Italians set off on the formidable route: three on mountain bikes and two on foot. The reportage covers the whole of their adventure, illustrating the eve of the race, the reason why these athletes decided to attempt such a tough enterprise and everything that happens on the way. In the end three of the five Italians managed to reach their goal: the arrival in the town of Nome.

Director

PAOLO GIANI

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

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