The Venetian Dilemma (2005)

The Venetian Dilemma
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 13mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Marco Forieri Song ("Me Gusta La Cubista") 120859 8000004
Pitura Freska Song Performer ("Me Gusta La Cubista") 120788 8000012
Sir Oliver Skardy Song ("Me Gusta La Cubista") 120859 8000006
Francesco Duse Song ("Me Gusta La Cubista") 120859 8000003
Antonio Vivaldi Song ("Sinfonia in C major") 120859 8000002
Joel Goodman Music n/a 120781 8000001
SkaJ Song Performer ("Santa Marta") 120788 8000014
Valerio Silvestri Song ("Me Gusta La Cubista") 120859 8000005
Cristiano Verardo Song ("Star") 120859 8000007
Joshua Waletzky Editor n/a 172 7000001
Venice Baroque Orchestra Song Performer ("Sinfonia in C major") 120788 8000011
Roberto Cimatti Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Carole Rifkind Director n/a 2 2000001
Danilo Palmieri Actor Himself 1 1000004
Michela Scibilia Actor Herself 1 1000003
Paolo Lanapoppi Actor Himself 1 1000002
Richard Rifkind Director n/a 2 2000002
Carole Rifkind Producer n/a 3 3000001
Giovanni Andreotta Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Rob Fruchtman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Richard Rifkind Producer n/a 3 3000002
Roberto D'Agostino Actor Himself 1 1000001
Probes the heart and soul of one of the world's most beloved cities. "Venice is sinking," is something we've all heard ad infinitum; but that crisis is not the only one that threatens the survival of this wondrous 1500-year-old place. The city has undergone dramatic changes over the last several decades--threatening to transform one of the glories of the world into an Italianate Disneyland. The population of Venice once stood at 175,000 today it is merely 65,000. Simultaneously tourism has skyrocketed--with 14 million visitors annually. As Venice's citizenry continues to shrink, the hordes of tourists only grow larger. The visitor to Venice experiences a magical urban landscape, replete with fairy tale bridges, delectable cafes, picturesque piazzas and exquisite Renaissance art, housed in some of the world's most beautiful churches and museums. For the average Venetian, however, life is far from rosy. With the majority of its citizens financially tied to the tourist industry, Venice is a city whose population if nearly bi-polar in their point of view. What is in one's immediate interest may not, in the long-term, be in the interest of one's children and in the larger sense, in the interest of a social order as fragile as this one.