LA VALLE PLATANI by Davide Mocci DOC RAI GEO
by Davide Mocci The documentary "La valle del Platani" is set in Sicily and takes us to know the landscapes of the "middle ground" between the two seas of the island, that of Palermo and that of Agrigento, a land capable of thrilling and surprising . We will explore the path of the Platani river as it crosses very different landscapes and preserves the millenary history of the inhabitants, customs and traditions especially linked to the nature of the Agrigento area, with the mountains in the hinterland and the long beaches on the coast. The story takes us into the world of pistachios, from spring to the threshold of autumn, from the pollination of the plants to the evocative harvesting and processing that involves the entire town of San Biagio Platani for a few months. The film shows above all the story of the men who with great determination show us the sacrifices and passions that still today they perform in the heart of this land, where the Platani river flows and embraces its valley, which we could call the valley of the "fastuche", so they call the pistachios in this land to be discovered.