Art Director & Founder of
Tree of Life-Video
Communication Beyond Words
In 2010 he bought his first semi-pro camera and 2 mics to go travel in Mexico, recording a documentary about the future of the traditional midwives. In 2010, Maurizio realized his first feature-length film project, Born in Mexico; The Day I Became a Mother.
The Tree of Life refers to the traditional image we may percieve on the placenta after
the baby's born.
The placenta often plays an important role in various cultures, with many societies conducting rituals regarding its disposal. In the Western world, the placenta is most often incinerated.
The placenta is believed by some communities to have power over the lives of the baby or its parents. The Kwakiutl of British Columbia bury girls' placentas to give the girl skill in digging clams, and expose boys' placentas to ravens to encourage future prophetic visions. In Turkey, the proper disposal of the placenta and umbilical cord is believed to promote devoutness in the child later in life. In Ukraine, Transylvania, and Japan, interaction with a disposed placenta is thought to influence the parents' future fertility.