90' documentary - 2022 film by francesco garbo & gianmaria zago


Claudio Naranjo, Roberto Maria Sassone, Riane Eisler, Matthieu Ricard, Pier Luigi Luisi and José Mujica. A psychiatrist, a psychotherapist, a sociologist, a monk, a scientist and a former state president. A group of outstanding game changers, each from a different field of expertise and a different country, reflect on the current state of humanity, analysing the global issues we face today, addressing both their causes and possible remedies. They are all researchers who have never passively accepted the status quo, each proposing their own vision. In a world where everything is connected to everything, where do we start to change humanity? Overcoming patriarchy, caring economy, systems view, new educational models and spirituality are the main themes touched upon in the documentary film Viananda. Performers sublimate these visions to reinterpret them through their artistic language, creating a parallel, non-verbal and emotional narrative. Viananda is a film where documentary meets video art and where human beings and their search for a conscious change are at the heart of the discussion—something more greatly needed today than ever before.

  1. shooting

    Naranjo, Sassone & Eisler

    Shooting the interviews with Claudio Naranjo in Barcelona (Spain), Roberto Maria Sassone in Milan (Italy) and Riane Eisler in Los Angeles (United States).

  2. pre production

    Sponsors and partners

    Looking for sponsorships and partnerships.

  3. shooting

    Li Kehua & Justine Berthillot

    Shooting the performances with Li Kehua and Justine Berthillot in France.

  4. shooting

    Ricard, Luisi & Mujica

    Shooting the interview with Matthieu Ricard in Paris (France), Pier Luigi Luisi in Rome (Italy) and José Mujica in Montevideo (Uruguay).

  5. shooting

    End of Shooting

    End of the shooting of the perfomative and the meditative lines.

  6. postproduction

    end of editing and postproduction

    End editing, color correction, sound design and the postproduction

  7. distribution

    Festivals & Cinemas

    Start presenting the film at festivals and launching the theatrical distribution.

  8. distribution

    Online distribution

    Launching the film on VOD platforms.


Francesco Garbo

Author & Film Director

Gianmaria Zago

Author & Film Director