trento film festival

SYNOPSIS

The documentary tells the story of the most extraordinary first ascent carried out by two mountaineers. Simon and Giovanni attempt to climb one of the last untouched summits in the world: a mountain of garbage, the one that each of us contributes to create every day. After having faced unprecedented physical difficulties, they finally reach the top of the landfill and then they ski down.

Leonardo

Psychologist and hiker – All his life he has been exploring the mountains of Trentino, trying to describe places that still are untamed and to show their surprising sides. He practices climbing and ski touring, but he’s also passionate about solo and zero-impact hikes. After writing narratives and shooting short videos for a few years, he decided to release his first feature film, hoping that it will become a way to raise awareness and help people reflect on the environmental issue.


Giovanni

Nature lover and mountaineer – For several years now he has been spending summers in the mountain pastures, to find the most authentic relationship with the alpine tradition. As soon as he has some free time, he climbs the mountains nearby, seeking the silence that only the close contact with rock can offer. He now works in one of the oldest organic farms in Trentino and he dreams of managing his own one day.


Simon

Mountaineer and activist – He spent a few years hitchhiking and walking the streets of the world. During his travels he saw with his own eyes to what extent human waste can transform an earthly paradise into an unlivable place. For years now he has been undertaking a deep self-analysis to understand how far his lifestyle can affect the health and beauty of the environment. He has now started a battle against disposable products and for the use of reusable and washable face masks.


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