Written, produced and directed by Donna Lennard, La Raccolta (The Harvest) is a film that tells the story of the Pandolfi-Elmi family in Umbria that has been producing olive oil for centuries. Olga, Oriana, Luigi and Renato have been harvesting those olives for more than 50 years. A glimpse of the people, the landscape, and culture behind the harvest and the changing social fabric which threatens the future of this lyrical tradition. La Raccolta is more than just about the olive harvest, it is about the harvesting of a tradition and an art form, which Donna mirrors in her film and at il Buco in New York.

Donna won 2 awards for La Raccolta at the 2008 NYC Food Film Festival: Best Short Film and Food Filmmaker of the Year
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