For the past 20 years, Didi Contractor has been building in adobe, addressing herself to such complex challenges, as climate and cultural change, the energy crisis and pollution, while opposing conventional roles, persistent paradigms of colonial history and modernization along Western lines.
I am thrilled by her architectural vision, admire her ideals, her bravery and strength of character, and want to explore her creative ideas, which differ from everything that I had assumed in my life so far.
Her houses are convincing evidence of a possible alternative way of life. In order to understand how daily decisions can influence our environment,

For the length of a film, in the darkness of a movie theater, I would like to take the audience through the fascinating world of Didi Contractor and with this film I would like to inspire people to explore and to support their own unusual imaginative ideas.

– Steffi Giaracuni




Steffi Giaracuni is born on 1975 in Heiligenstadt (Germany). Since 10 years she is living in Basel (Switzerland). She studied media design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar (Germany) and documentary film with focuse on camera at the Zelig – School for Documentary, Television and New Media in Bolzano (Italy).
Since 10 years she repeatedly realizes documentary film projects as director, editor, camera operator and producer. „Didi Contractor – Marrying the Earth to the Building“ is her first full-length documentary as a director.


2011 Zwischen Kommen und Gehen | Short Documentary (director, camera, editing)

2010 Laura D’Oriano – Die geheimnisvolle Schweizer Spionin | TV-Doc (editing)

2007 Brüder | Cinema Documentary (camera)

2006 Per chi vien su dalla campagna | Short Documentary (editing)

2005 Seringal – Das Versprechen der Ministerin | TV-Documentary (editing)

2003 Nelken für Reisch | Short Documentary (director)