Italian Cultural Institute
March 17, 2016
7:00 pm
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington DC 20008



“Contromano” (Bike Repair Shop), is a documentary film written and directed by Stefano Gabbiani, in collaboration with Lacumbia Film and Mufilm. It was made possible by an online crowdfunding campaign and is now presented as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

Turin is one of the most polluted cities in the world and a symbol of a modern post-industrial society. During the twentieth-century Turin was always identified as the Italian capital of the automobile industry (Fiat). Stefano Gabbiani tried to imagine a new, possibly greener, identity for his city and his fellow citizens. The recent bike rediscovery seemed to him a clear sign of a more environmentally sustainable Turin. Today we can see more and more people riding a bike on our roads, both because of the current economics, and also thanks to a new found environmental awareness. Being inspired by all this, the director asked himself what kind of lives and stories were behind a simple bike. To his astonishment, he discovered many different people and stories linked to this simple mean of transport, and somehow connected to the significant changes happening in the city of Turin. 

Directed by Stefano Gabbiani 
Produced by Angelo D’Agostino and Andrea Deaglio 
Italy 2015 - 73 minutes 
In Italian with English subtitles

Discussion with filmmakers Stefano Gabbiani and Angelo D’Agostino follows screening

When: March 17, 2016 7:00 pm

Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington DC 20008


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