The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert

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Over ten years in the making, the film’s cast and crew included EMMY Award winning Director of Cinematography, Sam Shinn, featuring on camera interviews with Jean-Michel Cousteau, Paul Goldberger, Eric Lloyd Wright, Steven Holl, Will Wright SimCity creator, and Morley Safer. Including music by Andrea Bocelli and Jared Leto / Thirty Seconds To Mars.

It is the story of an unprecedented artistic quest.

“The Vision Of Paolo Soleri: Prophet In The Desert,” is a biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri. It is the story of an unprecedented artistic quest. Born in Torino, Italy in 1919, Soleri came to America in 1946 to mentor under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West. After one and a half years, Soleri left Wright to embark on a blazing original course of his own. While uncovering Soleri’s legacy as an architect, environmentalist, and philosopher, the film poses critical questions about mankind’s future, and architecture in a world facing environmental, social, and economic crisis.

Few architects have proposed more ambitious design, and been less prone to compromise. Given the current global crisis, Soleri’s life’s work has become increasingly relevant to our world dilemma, and his ideologies, prophetic.

On Camera Interviews

Paolo Soleri: Architect / Philosopher / Visionary – Will Bruder: Architect – Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Explorer / Environmentalist / Architect / – Paul Goldberger: Architecture Critic For New York Times / The New Yorker – Catherine Hardwicke: Director / Architect – Steven Holl: Architect Based In Nyc / Beijing – Elizabeth Mock Kesslar: Frank Lloyd Wright Protege / Former Museum Of Modern Art Curator – Charles Montooth: Frank Lloyd Wright Protege / Architect – Morley Safer: Journalist 60 Minutes – Giancarlo And Giovanna Solimene: Ceramica Artistica Solimeme – Eric Lloyd Wright: Architect / Grandson Frank Lloyd Wright – Will Wright: Creator Simcity Electronic Games