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Director: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen | Producer: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen, Matt Radecki | USA / 2017 / 89 min / Documentary
About the Film
Fifty years ago, the tiny Tuscan village of Monticchiello, population 136, developed a novel way to address community concerns: it dramatized them, turning residents’ lives into a play performed in the piazza for all to watch, discuss, and debate. Whether confronting the tragedies they suffered in World War II or reckoning with a changing economy that has seen their farming culture erode, villagers young and old unite each summer to show the revelatory, transformative power of art.