(Photos of Belinda de Vito)
Vivaro, in the province of Pordenone, is a special place. And not just for the fact of being at the center of the so-called "zone of Magredi" or the territory where the streams Cellina and Meduna sink into the ground water leaving the land barren and gravel.
It is also because it is the country of origin of the family Tommasini, the "Bichicchiu" as they were and are still remembered in the village. Over a hundred years ago Angelo Tommasini based in his home the first social library in the area, picking up in Trieste, where he had emigrated and worked as a porter, old books discarded and worn.
A real cultural bomb in western Friuli culturally dominated by the Catholic Church. The House of Tommasini thus became a place of exchange, where we were going to read, talk, drink a glass of wine. A place that still returns intact that alchemy.
It was not difficult for us to decide to set some parts of this documentary in Vivaro, in the old house.