The Land of Griffons

On the Northwestern coast of Sardinia lives the last native Italian colony of griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus). Domenico Ruiu, an experienced photographer and conservationist, tells us about the dangers threatening the survival of the colony and about the work of the project 'Life Under Griffon Wings' which is fighting to ensure a safe future for the colony.

This film will be shown in the short film program 2022

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Director: Riccardo Soriano

Riccardo Soriano is a BAFTA nominated filmmaker and photographer based between Rome and London. His film projects focus on environmental and conservation issues. With his projects Riccardo aims at raising awareness on the impact of humans on Earth, especially exploring which anthropogenic factors have led many animal species on the brink of extinction and how humans can help restore the balance of nature.
Riccardo has grown up in Calabria, the extreme South of Italy, where he established a deep connection with nature and developed his aesthetic sensibility. After high school he moved to Rome, where he gained a degree in Philosophy and studied Drama. He worked as a photographer and filmmaker working on several short film projects, documentaries and video art clips.
In 2020 he started an MA at the prestigious National Film and Television School (UK).

United Kingdom
10 Min.
SUB: English
Director: Riccardo Soriano
Cinematography: Riccardo Soriano
Editing: Riccardo Soriano
Music: Aaron King
Narrator: Domenico Ruiu
Producer: The National & Film Television School
Nominations: Audience Award Best Short Film 2022