AVAILABLE ON DEMAND https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thewomenofzeri
Official selection Food Film Fest 2014, Cinema Italiano in Hawaii Film Festival 2011, Al-jazeera Documentary Film Festival 2010, International Film and Food Festival in Brasil 2010, Ecologico Film festival 2010, e Slow Food On Film 2009.
This film tells the story of the daily and steadfast commitment of a group of women in the Lunigiana region of Italy who took up the work of their grandfathers. These women of Zeri are raising a particular breed of sheep that, up until a few years ago, faced extinction. As a result of this effort, the community has developed a small scale economy that manages both to maintain the biodiversity and dignity of the rural world, and, at the same time, to preserve the area’s inestimable heritage of artisan skills and local traditions. http://www.insekt.net/insekt/ledonnedizeri/index_e.php