The Giant was created in 2000 from an idea of Elizabeth Amalfitano, with intents related to the organization of cinema events and the promotion of independent works.
With time it enriches itself with experiences, meetings, collaborations that have allowed to realize festivals, conferences, productions of documentaries and movies.
In 2002 it organizes the cinema event of the European Social Forum in Florence with the title "The image of rebellion."
In 2004 it produces the documentary movie on the rom "Adisa or a thousand years old story
" by director Massimo D`Orzi followed, in the same year, by the organization of the festival "Tony Gatlif and the nomadic cinema" and a conference whose proceedings will give life to the book "For a nomadic cinema" edited by E. Amalfitano.
In the same year the director and the film editor Paola Traverso become part of the society driven by the idea to produce their own works of cultural and artistic engagement.
In 2009 the movie `Sàmara
` is produced, written and directed by Massimo D`Orzi, edited by Paola Traverso and interpreted by Filippo Trojano who, from that moment onwards, becomes part of the Giant society, contributing to develop besides the cinema sector also the photographic one.
By different roads we arrived at cinema united by the passion and idea that it deals with a language, a free expression, a demand and a form of the imagination. We are convinced that the cinema must not bend to confirm the inevitability of reality, the cinema is creation that allows to think, to excite, to set questions, to propose thoughts and new images on the reality and on the human beings.
We want to support brave and talented authors, the cinema that continually tries to be independent and free from commercial ties. We aim at all this without losing the concreteness of doing, of the job, of the construction of relationships and comparisons to face the problems related to the production and distribution of a movie or a documentary.
We try to find in our job and in that of the others a point of view, a not impersonal look, the thought that hides behind the illusion of the images in movement.