THE VISION OF PAOLO SOLERI: PROPHET IN THE DESERT
A philosopher, architect and urban theorist, Paolo Soleri was a man who dreamed of creating an environment in harmony with people. Born in Torino, Italy in 1919, Soleri came to America in 1946 to be mentored by Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, Arizona. Soleri soon left Wright to embark on a blazing original course of his own. While telling the story of an unprecedented artistic quest, the film documents Soleri’s legacy as an architect and environmentalist and poses critical questions about humankind’s future in a world facing environmental, social and economic crises. Written and directed by Lisa Scafuro.