13 January 1969

Snow at the Ferrania Factory

Bruno Occhetto
Music by Guglielmo Pagnozzi

It snows in January in Val Bormida, a hidden valley between Liguria and Piedmont and where the Italian factory - and one of the few in the world - of photographic and cinematographic films had its headquarters, in the homonymous locality Ferrania. In 1969 this important industrial reality which for decades has employed thousands of inhabitants of the villages overlooking the valley was already sold to the Americans. The chemist and cinematographer Bruno Occhetto has been working there since 1960 and, like many other times, he tries the new 8mm film, that has just been produced and not yet marketed, in all light and climatic conditions, filming the places, the people and the factory.