The simple life

2013 | Documentary | 40 min | BA Film

Directed by Titus Bütler

Collection: Degree Films 2014

In the midst of the steep slopes of the Maggia Valley they live. They who have a dream of a different life, a more simple life. Through the years they have rebuilt old empty stables into simple housing. They restored the dry walls and started farming on the terraced land. Like the indigenous Ticinesi used to do. The project 'Pianta Monda' has been active for the last 20 years. 'The simple life' gives an insight into a society that lives in complete polar opposite of today’s wasteful consumer society.

Runtime40 min
Year of Production2013
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP, HDCAM SR, HDCAM, QT, DVD
Aspect Ratio16:9
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shot onCanon 7D
Shooting FormatH264
Spoken LanguageSwiss German
Available SubtitlesFrench, English, German
Director Titus Bütler
Cinematography Titus Bütler
Music Stefan Bütler
Editor Titus Bütler
Screenplay Titus Bütler
Leading ActorsUlrico
Supporting ActorsJonas
Location Sound Engineer Titus Bütler
Sound Design Titus Bütler
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Graphic Artist Kathrin Scheller
Project Supervision Christian Iseli
Sabine Gisiger
Project Mentoring Christian Iseli
Sabine Gisiger
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Head of Programme BA Film Prof. Bernhard Lehner