"A living tree means a living planet" is a collective international
documentary conceived and directed by Khalid Mokadmine, a young
filmmaker from Rabat. In April he reached me out online inviting me to
contribute with a one minute video to his ongoing project about the
relationship between humans and trees.
He had already invited several
filmmakers from all over the world, each one representing a different
country by telling a different visual story, and he still wasn't able
to find a director from Italy available to shoot his own segment. As
soon as he discovered I'm also a painter, he proposed me to figure out a
way to feature one of my painting in my video. Trees have provided
humans with the primary means of survival, therefore I thought it was
essential to show how they can still be a precious "motherly" source of
life for my own creations and (hopefully) the spirit of the humans
inhabiting my country.
For the third consecutive year, one of my cinematographic works has been selected by the Selva Nera Film Festival of Padua. After "EDOnism" and "Malorda" it's the turn of "Draw in", a rural psycho-thriller I've filmed at the end of last summer as one of my "multimedianic" indie productions, in competition in the shorts section.
A few weeks ago, near the same location, representing Italy, I also shot the segment of an international collective documentary film conceived and edited by a young filmmaker from Rabat that will be unveiled within September.
A proof that even in the most remote corner of the deep countryside it's impossible to escape from the manifold depths of Self.
Written, edited and produced by AFAN Alessandro Fantini
Music inspired by the soundtrack of VANGELIS composed by AFAN Alessandro
In a 2019 technologically different from that imagined by Ridley Scott
and Philip K. Dick, AFAN analyzes that one described by the film that in
1982 was able, in its own way, to prophesy the loss of empathy and the
hyperconnected replicants loneliness of the current future.
Between video-magazine and documentary, informative program and
video-art, in this series conceived and produced for the web, the
multimedianic artist AFAN Alessandro Fantini browses the art currents
and the artists who have contributed to its aesthetic training over the
years, affecting the development of his personal multi-faceted approach
"Nowadays Empathy has become the most rare and endangered human ability. Just like John the Evangelist got the revelation he wrote down in the book of Apocalypse while exiled on the Patmos island, so I got the inspiration to compose an album about the "apocalyptic" skill of mutual feeling in the era of exile in the evergrowing island of online solitude. The supreme revelation will come when humans will feel each other again without talking, judging or reasoning. The supreme revelation will come when humans will FEEL again.
Then the book of the Empath will start with the breeze of an eternal snap."
Composed, performed, recorded, mixed and produced by AFAN Alessandro Fantini
Lyrics, vocals and sound effects by AFAN Alessandro Fantini