A collection of documentaries from some of the most exciting filmmakers working in Italian cinema.
Below Sea Level
Gianfranco Rosi • Italy • 2008 • A portrait of California flatland squatters
Roughly 200 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in the wild desert of Southern California, is an ad hoc town without electricity or running water. Some denizens are just passing through, others are here to stay. While ...
Gianfranco Rosi • Italy • 1993
The Ganges River is one of India’s most sacred waterways, providing drinking water to the nation’s populace and irrigating fields of grain and vegetables. A source of renewal, it is also the final resting place for many, whose remains are burned on funeral pyres ...
Fire at Sea
Gianfranco Rosi • 2016 • Italy
A small fishing town emerges as the nexus of the refugee crisis.
Halfway between Sicily and the coast of Tunisia lies a tiny island with a dwindling full-time population of several thousand. As the island denizens go about their business, distress...
Gianfranco Rosi • 2013 • Italy
A cartography of Rome's ring road and its eccentric inhabitants.
The Grande Raccordo Anulare is a 68-kilometer highway girdling the metropolis of Rome. Rarely given a passing glimpse by the majority of the city's inhabitants, Rome's ring road is a...