Manolo, a Magician, a “Crab” Out of Place

The man is a constant source of surprises. On October 24th in Scuola Grande di S. Giovanni Evangelista many gathered to listen to the story of a great climber. Italian Mountaineering Club (CAI) of Venice invited Maurizio Zanolla (Feltre,1958), better known as "Manolo", to talk about his life-long experience in mountaineering. A man who spaces between … Continue reading Manolo, a Magician, a “Crab” Out of Place

Conversation in front of a plate of dumplings – in Hong Kong

   Every day travellers and curious wanders around the small irregular street in Hong Kong center, near RD., is more common to find foreign restaurants and other typical food from other parts of Mainland China then Hong Kong local food.   I enter in one of the many dumpling restaurants of the city and I … Continue reading Conversation in front of a plate of dumplings – in Hong Kong

The Price of Corruption During the Global Financial Crisis – China Vs Italy

The interest on the topic of corruption arose when I was writing my Italian master’s thesis in 2010 “On the Role of Chinese Journalism in the Building of a Chinese Harmonious Society” . Analyzing every day the behavior of Chinese institutions through the newspaper offered me an opportunity to compare them with Italy. Thanks to … Continue reading The Price of Corruption During the Global Financial Crisis – China Vs Italy

Shuajinsi Work Unit – Aba County – Sichuan

During my last trip with my friend F. in the valleys of Aba County, we noticed a little wall with some propaganda murals belonging to the Revolutionary China of 1960's. On our way back to Chengdu, we managed to find a little time to visit the old work unit near Shuajingsi. Shuajingsi (刷经寺) is a small village located … Continue reading Shuajinsi Work Unit – Aba County – Sichuan

A cup of tea with a Tuvan Lama

The reformation of the actual Russian Federation and the political independence of the Tuva Republic in 1993 had lead to a return in the traditional values and to a rediscover of local religions. Of the 300,000 people living in Tuva Republic, around the 82% of it is composed by Tuvan ethnicity, and most of the … Continue reading A cup of tea with a Tuvan Lama

Sciamanism in Tuva: meeting Kuzhuget

During our last day of staying in Kyzyl a famous Shaman, Kuzhuget, accepted to receive us. The shaman accepted to be filmed, but for his respect I will only include some freeze screen and comments to this story.   In Tuva, by the end of the 19th century, there were around 7000 shamans, more than … Continue reading Sciamanism in Tuva: meeting Kuzhuget

The soul of Mongolian horseman – documentary-

This is the documentary about Omba, an old Mongolian women, choose by UNESCO to transmit the principles of a traditional instrument Morin Khuur to four kids. Morin Khuur reflects the deep relation between man and horses in the Mongolian steppes daily life. The instrument its composed by wood and horse hairs, used to make the … Continue reading The soul of Mongolian horseman – documentary-