Synopsis: Many European nations saw their warmest January day ever, with temperatures topping 20°C in some areas of northern Italy. According to researchers, the amount of snowfall in the Alps has decreased by more than 53% as of 2023. These projections put the future of ski resorts located at low and medium altitudes, as well as those without artificial snow systems, in greater danger. This documentary delves into the topic through the stories of a generation that experienced locations in Italy where global warming occurred decades ago. The protagonists skied in the Como province in the 1990s for the last time before the ski resorts were eventually closed forever, together with the other 249 Italian ski resorts that were abandoned in recent years because of the climate crisis.
About the Filmmaker: Veronica Ciceri is an award-winning creative director and filmmaker based between Milan and London. She started as an art director in advertising before moving on to new adventures: In 2022, she joined the MA in Ethnography and Documentary Filmmaking at UCL.
Through her career, she developed visual work around things she cares about, with the aim of tackling the crucial problems of our era: environment, social justice, and women’s issues.
Her first short documentary, which she made during the MA in Ethnography and Documentary Filmmaking, has screened at different European festivals and recently premiered at the Open City Documentary festival in London.
In 2020, she founded SheSays Milan with ten incredible women. SheSays is a non-profit organisation focused on advocating for gender equality within the creative industry.
This film is showing in the Shorts for the Planet shorts screening at The Forum Auditorium on 18th November at 10:45.
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