Original Film Title: The Horizon Behind Me
Director’s Name: Roberto Pettini, David Stalley
Writer’s Name: Roberto Pettini
Producer: Roberto Pettini, David Stalley
Country of Origin: Australia
Country of Filming: India, Italy, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Vanuatu
Runtime: 2 hours 47 minutes 20 seconds
When he was nineteen(1973), Roberto decided to go in search of people living a traditional way of life.
Naïve and idealistic, he embarked on what would eventually be a ten-year journey and which, while giving him the opportunity to live within remote and varied traditional societies, would at the same time allow him to travel long distances in an internal journey of self-discovery.
Some forty years later, Roberto, prompted by a friend’s son and utilising his original photographs, recorded sound and film footage, reflects on this youthful adventure, the life lessons he learned and the diversity of cultures which in the meantime have radically changed.