Like an orchestrator leading a symphony, “The Chief” guides his crew with simple hand gestures and the short film, which has no verbal dialogue, provides an artistic journey into the Carrara marble quarries. 


Both powerful and provocative, Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani captures a breathtaking look at the  Carrara’s marble quarries in the Apuan Alps, Northwest Italy. This captivating short film captures Il Capo (The Chief) as he guides his men through the extraction process of marble slabs.

On another note, industry experts have studied the famous Carrara deposits and they revealed some interesting facts. For starters, the Carrara deposits have been a primary source of luxury stone for well over 2,000 years. In addition, the quality of high-grade material yet to be excavated is so great that Carrara promises to supply the present rate of demand for its marbles for centuries to come.

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