CHINA ON A VESPA
Director: Sergio Basso
Based on the book La Cina in Vespa by Giorgio Bettinelli (Feltrinelli, 2008).
In 2004, after four years travelling on a Vespa across 134 countries, Giorgio Bettinelli (musician, traveller, novelist), decides to start a new life in China. He buys a house on the left bank of the river Mekong and marries an Asian woman named YaPei. It all seems like the beginning of a new more sedentary life, or at least a quieter one. But the demon of unrest still lurks beneath…
In 2006 Bettinelli sets on what he calls an All China Tour during which he will discover 33 different provinces that form the immense Chinese mosaic.