"Faber Navalis" D, CI, ED: Maurizio Borriello, IT 2016

Running time: 33'20"

 “Faber Navalis” is Latin for “boatbuilder.” The film might seem to be about the restoration of a wooden ship, but the actual subject is the ecstatic state of mind of the shipwright. An Italian researcher in maritime ethnography decides to learn the art of traditional boatbuilding in order to understand the intangible knowledge hidden behind the construction of a wooden ship.  This film is an extraordinary combination of aesthetics and ethnography.



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