A bicycle trip: three Westerners in a changing East; the voyage of a hypovisionary towards a light that is getting increasingly darker, in search of a new way to see.
Fabrizio Scapin (Pinerolo, Turin; 1970) attended the video school for social documentation directed by Daniele Segre in 1995. He later directed a video production workshop under the aegis of an IRRSAE - Piedmont pilot project for training workers and putting them back on the work force. Since 1996 he has lived in Paris where he works with a film production house. For over one year he has been conducting workshops on video making with groups of adolescents from the outskirts of Paris and has been making video installations. His first film, Occidente, was screened at the 1998 Torino Film Festival and other important international reviews.
Occidente (cm, 1998), Maramures (2000).
Editor: Fabrizio Scapin, Flavia La Gona.
Cast: Diego Cossotto, Laura Scarpellino, Marco Benni.
Production company: Fabrizio Scapin, rue Léon 10, 75018 Paris, France, tel. +33-1-55791680. Co-
Production company: Grand Canal.