Valerio in the Air (Dans les airs avec Valerio)

Director: Andrea Alborno, Production: Andrea Alborno, Language: French, Italy, 2022, 25′, Rights: World excluding Italy San Marino and the Vatican and Switzerland

This is a documentary about Valerio Boggia a boy who loves everything about flying, together with his dad Luigi he goes paragliding in the Aosta Valley. His mum Masha says she will grow grey hair out of worry but Valerio has his teddy comforting him when he lands and he loves it.

Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness or lies supine in a cocoon-like ‘speed bag’ suspended below a fabric wing.

About the creator Andrea Alborno:

Since he started his business in 1996, Andrea Alborno has been both a photographer and a journalist. Professionally he is mainly interested in exploring cultural and social themes but he has also produced tourism, interior and design reports. His works have been published in various Italian and international magazines: Tuttoturismo, Meridiani, Panorama Travel, Gulliver, In Viaggio, Itineraries and Places, Above all, Condé Nast Traveler, Airone, Alp, Meridiani Montagne, D-la Repubblica delle Donne, Fitness Magazine, Vie del Gusto, Spazio Viaggi, Gente Viaggi, Elle, Anna, Figaro, Figaro Magazine, Geo, Alpes Magazine, Animan, Escape Magazine, Voyages et Voyages, Gael, National Geographic Traveler, Viajar, Grasduinen, Voyager, Res, Reizen , Man, Woman, etc.

He is represented by various agencies: Hemis, Lightmediation, Marka, Simephoto, Hotspotmedia, GMAimages.

An exhibition of his on the street children of Odessa (Ukraine), entitled “Denied Youth”, sponsored by EBRET and sponsored by UNICEF, is touring Italy.