The Hunt

Institute History


The Hunt is an immersive, cinematic documentary that will explore the mysterious and magical world of
Italian truffle hunters and their quest for the world’s rarest and most valuable ingredient. The film will
follow an ensemble of spirited old truffle hunters and their prized dogs who lead them through secret
Piedmont forests during the yearly “gold rush” when the elusive white Alba truffle is in season. The
narrative will capture their struggle to hold onto a centuries-old tradition in the face of globalization,
climate change, and their own mortality in a place where mystery and magic still flourish.

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