Between the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 20th century, a large number of travelling traders engaged in highly successful business activities selling prints came from a small community in Tesino, in the province of Trento. Of all the cities where people from Tesino settled, St Petersburg perhaps best represents the far-away destinations of the emigrants. We explore the dreams of a community that travelled the world in search of fortune and that today tries to keep alive the memory of its past.
Born in Naples but moving to Trento as a child, he has a literary background and has worked in fields covering the whole spectrum of artistic and cultural activities. In 2006 he founded “Il Funambolo", dealing with with culture, writing, theatre and film. In 2007 he devised and has since directed the CinemaZERO Festival in Trento.
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