Carmine Ametrano is one of the few remaining farmers practicing traditional winemaking on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius in southern Italy. He uses techniques that go back to the ancient civilization of Pompeii. By following Carmine through the course of a year’s harvest, this documentary explores the inherent hard work and beauty of his winemaking.
Noriko Sugiura is a New York City based filmmaker and multimedia professional. Her aim is to make films that raise awareness and empower people by focusing on subjects such as humanity, culture, and the environment. She produces films and multimedia experiences for NGO, NPO and charitable organizations in England, Italy, Japan, India, and the United States. Recently, she received a MFA in Documentary Film Production from The City College of New York. Her thesis film Zio Ninuccio has won numerous awards.