A Family Cinema
A nomadic family with a passion for cinema and travelling
In 2009, Davide Bortot and Francesca Truzzi made an extraordinary lifestyle choice: they bought a truck and turned it into a mobile home, with the intention not only of living in it, but of traveling the world and screening films. They equipped their mobile home with solar panels and fitted it with all the necessary equipment to create a cinema under the stars wherever they went.
Since then, they have travelled and screened feature films in remote places, from Africa to Asia. During this time, the family has been enriched by the arrival of two daughters, Zaira in 2018 and Leila in 2020.
Unfortunately, the Covid pandemic interrupted their international travels, but not their lifestyle and screening activities.
They thus started a series of collaborations with local Italian authorities, creating film festivals and film-related cultural events, mainly in Italy’s Trentino, Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions. Their project changed its name from ‘Cinema du désert’ to ‘Cinema solare itinerante’ (the traveling solar cinema) and today, their life mainly revolves around Mutonia (near Rimini), where they are raising their daughters, who have started going to school. But they haven’t given up the idea of resuming their long journeys: they will soon travel to Angola, where, with a new vehicle built on site, they will screen films in some of the country’s villages. They then plan to recover their truck, which was stranded in Ivory Coast during the Covid pandemic, before moving on to Senegal for a series of new screenings.