A new DVD for the UNESCO Dolomites: “The Economy of the Common Good” by Piero Badaloni

“The Dolomites. The Economy of the Common Good” tells the story of those who have chosen to live in the mountains and work in the different sectors of the Alpine economy. Thanks to the support of the Chambers of Commerce of Trento and Bolzano, the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation has embarked on a new journey to get to know some of the inhabitants of the Dolomites who have decided to set up business in their place of birth, focusing on quality, sustainability and innovation in order to enhance the Common Good.

Cortina d'Ampezzo, UNESCO Dolomites

Ph. Alessandro Zardini

The main characters of “The Economy of the Common Good”

The documentary “The Economy of the Common Good” presents the views and opinions of many different parties. It begins with a wonderful entrepreneur, Marta, who started out with a small garden growing medicinal plants at the foot of the Sciliar and now runs a business of a significant size. Another person featured is chef, Alessandro, who lives at the foot of the Latemar massif and offers guided taste experiences with ingredients sourced from the Dolomites. The documentary then tells the story of a young farmer in Belluno, called Diego, who has chosen to live amongst the mountains, farming barley and other cereals in the Belluno Dolomites. Next, it introduces so-called “resonant spruce” from the Paneveggio forest, used to create the soundboards for pianos and other musical instruments over the world. The concluding comments on the “economy of the common good” are provided by an entrepreneur from Val Badia, Michil, who promotes sustainable hospitality.

The documentary was created by Piero Badaloni in collaboration with Fausta Slanzi, and with photography and editing by Nicola Berti. “Economy of the Common Good” is a project commissioned from the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation by the Chambers of Commerce for the Provinces of Trento and Bolzano.

For further information on orders and shipments of the DVD “The Dolomites. Economy of the Common Good”, please contact the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation at info@dolomitiunesco.info.

You can also explore “The Dolomites. A Journey in the Fossil Archipelago