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The Land of Variety
2012 - 6 mins (HD)

Visualized, shot, edited and color corrected: Alberto Engeli
additional cameraman: Gianni Scimone

In June 2012, two journalists, Beppe Severgnini an Italian and Karl Hoffman a German who lives in Italy, have embarked on a 3 week journey across 18 US States by train to gather the various vibes and the feelings of the people during its presidential elections year. They started in Portland, ME and ended in Portland, OR. Along with the director Andrea Salvadore and the producer Soledad Ugolinelli I filmed that journey for a 100 minutes documentary "Atlantic - Pacific, The Last Train For Obama", which I also edited, produced by Ruvido Produzioni-Romaa in partnership with the Corriere della Sera and the Goethe-Institut, and aired on September 2012 in prime time on La7, an Italian network. In memory of that trip, and inspired by a Bruce Springsteen song "Land of Hope and Dreams", which is also about a journey by train into the "Promised Land", I freely conceived and edited this clip / teaser, to honor my only Boss and mentor, to share with all my Blood Brothers and Sisters and also to show you in all modesty that I am also a pro. Beppe Severgnini is an author and a columnist for the "Corriere della Sera" the major newspaper in Italy. Karl Hoffman is the correspondent from Italy for the ARD-German TV.

Italian version