Living in a postcard
Release date: September 2020
a documentary film RT 52’ – 84’ – ITALY
written by Christian Nicoletta and Alessandro D’Alessandro
directed by Christian Nicoletta
produced by Reassemblage and 4Rooms
with the support of Bando Audiovisivo Ligure, POR-FESR Liguria 2014-2020
Until 2019 tourism economy has been one of the most driving in the world, but it has also changed forever the lives of the inhabitants of the destinations.
The director lives in the Cinque Terre Park, five pastel colored villages overlooking the sea of northen Italy. But alongside the beauty of the place there are some growing issues, like overcwroding. After talking with the Park managers and some citizens he decides to start a research to understand if there is a solution and he leave for the Worlld Travel Market in London to talk with tourism experts. Then he goes to some worldknown touristic spots to understand problems and see what can be done to solve them.
The story goes to Venezia, where we talk with some citizens worried about the upcoming model of mass tourism, in particular issues related with cruise tourism and citizenship depopulation; then to Barcelona, where we discover what the administration is doing to face problems and to find a balance between residents and tourists. We also go to Ejdfiord, in Norway, to see how the life in a small village change the day after the last cruise of the season is gone. At the end we go back to Cinque Terre where we try to sum up and understand what is the future of mass tourism and what practices may improve life of residents and tourists.