and Tierra del Fuego between 1915 and 1930
by Alberto Marķa de Agostini.
A restored copy of the
film was screened in the "Cervantes National Theater" on November
25th 2003; production of the Mountain National Museum "Duca
degli Abruzzi"- Cai-Turin and the Piamonte Region.
María de Agostini.
priest, explorer and mountaineering, photographer and projectionist,
he was born in Pollonte, in Biella mountains, in November
2nd, 1883. He joined the Salesian community and was ordained
priest in 1909. The following year he traveled to Magellan
land, South America, where the first missionary settlements
-founded by Giuseppe Fagnano-, were working since 1886. From
a short time after his arrival and up to the mid-fifties of
the last century, he dedicated a great part of his life to
systematically explore Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. His
writings, gathered in important volumes, the significant photographs
and his film "Magellan Land", are an irreplaceable instrument
for the knowledge of these regions. Remaining active until
the last years of his life, he died in Turin on Christmas
day 1960. His death closed the last chapter of the end's world