'Ai Poppi,' short documentary on eccentric man's DIY amusement park in an Italian forest
Luiz Romero tells Boing Boing,
I just finished a documentary about Bruno, who for the last forty years single-handedly built an amusement park in the middle of an Italian forest. I think he talks about creativity and making from a very unique perspective. The documentary is called Ai Pioppi, it has around 11 minutes and is available here. It was directed by me (Luiz Romero), Coleman Guyon and Giacomo Pennicchi. Written by me, and scored by Coleman Gyuon. It was funded and produced by Fabrica, a research centre in Italy.
And from the blurb on Vimeo:
Hidden among the trees of an Italian forest, Bruno has been building swings, slides, seesaws, gyroscopes and roller-coasters for the last forty years. They are his passion and a way to attract clients to Ai Pioppi, the restaurant he runs with his family. Throughout this short documentary, his hand-powered toys move alongside his thoughts about existence and death; and why he spent more than half of his life creating rides.