VIDEO The soul of boats according to Paolo Rumiz


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barcolana“Building a boat and building a violin, or a cello, is quite the same thing. Because the boat is a belly, or an ear perhaps, in which the whole surrounding world resonates.” Also: “The boat immediately recognizes men who do not pretend. There you are, not ‘there you are’. An absolutely concrete dimension.” Speaking is the famous journalist and writer from Trieste Paolo Rumiz, narrator in a short and emotional documentary (made by APZ Media) dedicated to his hometown, the sea and sailing. Inevitable reference to the Barcolana, “a giant collective event.”


Write the APZ folks on their blog, “This year the Barcolana organization decided to celebrate 46 years of the regatta by building a new wooden sailing boat in just two weeks. They approached us to make a short documentary that would tell the story and especially the spirit of this regatta.

We decided that it should not simply be a video of just another regatta, it wanted to be a narrative of what is behind an event like Barcolana. We wanted to go deeper, to capture the details, the emotions and feelings of everyone who feels connected in some way to sailboats, to the sea, to their city. Whether adults or children, professionals or amateurs, regivers, fans or observers. A great responsabillity, for the tradition of this event, an appointment charged with history and meaning.”

The construction of the wooden boat,” they continue, “during this edition of the Barcolana was entrusted to the Alto Adriatico shipyard in Monfalcone and shipwright Mario Mallardi, a true artist. It was a great pleasure to work with him and his team. Mario’s words during talks with him were an ‘important source of inspiration.” And another beautiful video was born.




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