Natural Resistance follows four Italian winegrowers who live the life we all dream of: Giovanna Tiezzi and Stefano Borsa in their converted 11th century monastery and winery in Tuscany find a way to grow grains, fruits and wine that creates a link to their ancient Etruscan heritage; Corrado Dottori and Valerio Bochi, refugees from industrial Milan in their grandfather’s farmstead in the magical Marches labour for a rural expression of social justice; ex-librarian Elena Pantaleoni working her father’s vineyards in Emilia, strives to make her estate a utopian reality; and then Stefano Bellotti, the Pasolini of Italian agriculture, a radical farmer poet, disrupts everyone's rules from his avant garde farm in the Piedmont. Each of these farmers have encountered a fierce resistance as they struggle to make their dreams of a natural, sustainable, and ecologically just winemaking industry a reality. These natural winemakers stand up against the "New World Economic Order" to offer a model of charmed and joyous resistance, hoping to stir the hidden rebel in all of us.
Starring Elena Pantaleoni, Stefano Bellotti, Giovanna Tiezzi
Director Jonathan Nossiter