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Multimedia Opera: 'The Earth: Our Home'

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The Earth: Our Home Multimedia opera by Pierpaolo Saporito and Vittorio Giacci  

The International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (IFTC) and UNESCO's Natural Sciences's Crosscutting Unit on Biodiversity present the multimedia opera 'The Earth: Our Home' conceived by Pierpaolo Saporito, co-directed with Vittorio Giacci and produced by ACT Multimedia, to illustrate the theme “Livability in cities” and, more generally, man’s condition on Earth today, understood as our place of dwelling.

The Earth: Our Home explores man’s living conditions on the planet: from the natural state of the Earth through increasing urban development, the Renaissance ’ideal cities’, UNESCO World Heritage sites, on to modern and innovative urban settlements.

The multimedia opera The Earth: Our Home has involved the greatest talents in the cinema, music, artistic, architectonic and audio visual industries - many of them Oscar winners - who have embraced this initiative, willingly contributing their talents. And indeed The Earth: Our Home is teeming with illustrious collaborations starting with Vincenzo Cerami, scriptwriter for Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful - that won the Oscar for best foreign film - and who wrote the original texts for the documentary. Then there’s the musical score by Ennio Morricone, Oscar winner for his career, who especially composed the musical themes for the first and last chapter. Yet another prestigious composer to be involved in the musical score is Luis Bacalov, Oscar for The Postman by Michael Adford. The list of prestigious composers goes on: Michael Nyman, Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Nicola Piovani. Here is music ranging from Nello Salza’s trumpet to Andrea Bocelli’s singing voice. The set design is by Osvaldo Desideri - Oscar winner for Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor - and the reciting voice is none other than Murray Abraham, Oscar winner for his interpretation of Salieri in Milos Forman’s Amadeus.


Type of Event Film projection
Start 01.11.2011 14:30 local time
End 01.11.2011 15:30 local time
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Focal point Arico, Salvatore
Organizer International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (IFTC)and UNESCO's Natural Sciences's Crosscutting Unit on Biodiversity
Contact cn.el-ghazel-mouawad@unesco.org; l.poggi@cict-unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Open UNESCO
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
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