Beautiful Country
Filmfest 2008

Sheep breeders who see their sheep die from dioxin. An environmental teacher who fights against environmental crimes. Farmers who cultivate land polluted by the nearby dumps. Stories, reports and testimony of the massacre of a land. We are in Italy, in Campania where there are 1200 unauthorised toxic waste dumps and where the Camorra uses trucks and bulldozers instead of pistols. "Is it possible to live like this in the third milennium? The waste problem covers vast and complex mechanisms that involve public health, politics and the economy. It is a problem that has erupted like a monstruous volcano in the Campania region, one of the most beautiful and renowned regions in Italy. Yet the problem lies there, below the surface; an apocalyptic massacre waiting to happen to humankind." Directors Esmeralda Calabria, Andrea D’Ambrosio, and writer Peppe Ruggiero on their film.

With: Raffaele Del Giudice, Mario & Patrizia Gerlando, Sabatino Cannavacciuolo, Espedito Marletta

tags: Documentary


Director: Esmeralda Calabria, Andrea D´Ambrosio