The Nino Rota Award 2023: The soundtrack of Era of Giants wins
The Nino Rota 2023 Award goes to Valerio Daniele for the soundtrack of “The Era of Giants”, the documentary film about the xylella pandemic in Puglia directed by Davide Barletti and Lorenzo Conte, produced by Dinamo Film and Fluid Produzioni with the support of the Apulia Film Fund of the Apulia Film Commission and the Puglia Region.
On the occasion of the fifth edition of the Nino Rota Award, part of the “2023 Sea Festival”, the composer from Salento played the album RACCONTI DALLA FINE DEL MONDO (Tales from the End of the World) live, from which the music for the film is taken, freely inspired by Stefano Martella’s book “La morte dei Giganti Il batterio Xylella e la strage degli ulivi millenari” (The Death of Giants, the Xylella Bacterium and the Massacre of Thousand-year-old Olive Trees), published by Meltemi.
The film also features contributions from Riccardo Valentini (an ecologist and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2017), Marco Cattaneo (Editor in Chief of National Geographic, Le Scienze and Mind), writer Daniele Rielli, journalist Stefano Liberti (Internazionale) and science broadcaster Alessandra Viola.
The film, devoid of any bias or conditioning, gives space to scientific opinions, suggestions and the stories of those who, at the forefront, attempt to provide a vision of the future for an area devastated by the century’s most serious botanical pandemic.