Article on the global print edition on the properties section of the International Herald Tribune and the online version of The New York Times about Sarah Marder: the apartment where she and her family live in Milan, her career change from the corporate world to filmmaking and the documentary now in post-production that she is co-producing, “The Genius of a Place”.
a link to the NYT on line version: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/10/greathomesanddestinations/10iht-remilan.html?pagewanted=all#
a link to a copy of the IHT print version: Intl Herald Tribune
On September 4, 2010, Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s leading business daily, published an extensive article on Cortona and how the town’s economy had been protected from the downturn largely thanks to the town’s newfound international notoriety and high-calibre cultural offering. The article dedicates its final paragraph to “The Genius of a Place”, saying:
“Some people begin to worry about the popularization brought to this and other similar places due to their sudden fame. The production house OLO Creative Farm is producing a documentary entitled The Genius of a Place, which examines the difficulty of maintaining a balance between development and conservation in tourist destinations. The film, which will be submitted for possible inclusion in the Sundance Film Festival of 2011 (and whose trailer can be seen on www.thegeniusofaplace.com) illustrates both the benefits and the challenges that sudden growth can bring to small and historical communities such as Cortona.
Here’s a link to the article: Il Sole 24 Ore Sept 2010
Two articles on Nuovo Corriere Aretino follow the developments of the production of The Genius of a Place, pointing out that Cortona is one of the “stars” of the film, which examines how a community can seek development while also safeguarding its traditional ways of life.
This bi-lingual article explains the genesis of The Genius of a Place, a documentary that examines how a community can find a balance between development and conservation.