Elon Musk and Matera
The Cinema contest of MAtiFF, which has as a main slogan “ Dare mighty things “, suggests to competitors to tell stories in which humanity’s audacity and creativity emerge in facing challenges and adversities. The motives that inspired the Festival are: Matera and Elon Musk.
The city of Matera is the story of the fall and rebirth, which becomes a universal paradigm of life on Earth. It is the path, along with the ridge of time, that man has made to survive difficult life conditions, since the city is located in a semi-arid Mediterranean area where the problem of water was one of the biggest ones. The intricate network of open-air or underground canals that flowed into pools connected to them and the cisterns, the divers, the icehouses , demonstrate a strategic engineering work that has reached its recognition as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. The Matiff winks at Mars by osmosis: Matera and Mars, whose assonance seems very significant to us, also due to the lack of the element associated with an organic life: water.