The 26th edition of the CinemAmbiente Festival officially began yesterday, June 5th.
Highlights of this first day were the inauguration of the installation Antimatter_stone by Sebastiano Pelli in Piazzetta Reale, in collaboration with Castello di Rivoli and Musei Reali Torino and, in the afternoon, in the setting of the Rector’s Courtyard of the University of Turin, the presentation of the multimedia exhibition One Planet One Future by Anne de Carbuccia: a selection of 10 photographs of different places on Earth visited by the artist, which always include two objects – a skull and an hourglass – around which a composition is created with elements, natural or otherwise, found on site.
In the evening at the Cinema Massimo, this edition of the Festival officialy begun, thanks to the usual appointment with Luca Mercalli’s Point, the annual report that focuses on the state of health of the Planet, even in 2022-23 heavily marked by climatic extremes.
Guest of honour, the Archbishop of Turin Roberto Repole who, in dialogue with journalist Luca Rolandi, introduced the festival’s inaugural screening of The Letter: a Message for Our Earth, directed by British director Nicolas Brown and inspired by Pope Francis’ “Laudato si’”, the “letter” with which the Pontifex addresses the issue of man’s increasingly alarming impact on the Earth.
Watch the video summary and photos below.