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Videocracy

Videocracy

In Italy, for thirty-odd years, the image has been controlled by one man. TV magnate and Minister President Silvio Berlusconi has influenced the content of commercial television in a way never before done in Italy. His TV channels, with their young skimpy-clad girls known as “veline” are seen by many to mirror his own taste and personality. In Videocracy, Italian-born director Erik Gandini portrays the consequences of a TV experiment that Italians have been subjected to for 30 years. Gaining unique access to the most powerful media spheres, he unveils a remarkable story born out of the scary reality of ”TV Republic” Italy.

Erik Gandini, geboren 1967 in Bergamo, wuchs in Italien auf und lebt seit 1986 in Schweden. Mit Tarik Saleh führte er Co-Regie bei den Dokumentarfilmen Sacrificio: Who Betrayed Che Guevara? (2001) und Gitmo – The New Rules of War (2005), ausgezeichnet mit dem Preis für den besten Dokumentarfilm beim Internationalen Filmfestival in Seattle.

Filme (Auswahl): Surplus: Terrorized into Being Consumers (2003, Dok), Videocracy (2009, Dok)

European Panorama Documentary 2010

Erik Gandini

Sweden 2009
35mm/color
85 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Manuel Alberto Claro DFF, Lukas Eisenhauer FSF
Editing
Johan Söderberg
Music
Johan Söderberg, David Österberg
Cast
Ricky Canevali, Lele Mora, Fabrizio Corona, Marella Giovannelli, Silvio Berlusconi, Fabio Calvi, Fabrizio Corona

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