Wednesday, October 11 at 9.00pm Fondazione Benetton hosts the screening of “La Gente Resta”, a docufilm produced by Fabrica with Rai Cinema, that tells the story of the Resta family in Tamburi, a section of Taranto (Puglia), and their decision to not move away from their native land, despite the poisons of Ilva.
Tamburi is the most polluted district in Italy. It’s home to ILVA, the largest steelmaking plant in Europe, whose smokestacks loom over the tiny, almost fresh-water gulf called Mar Piccolo. It’s also the lifelong home of the Resta brothers: Cosimo, Tonino and Giuseppe, three lives spent between the sea and their factory jobs, between fear for their health and the desire to stay where they were born.
“La Gente Resta” gives the name and opens “Paesaggi che cambiano” the Autumn cinema program that Fondazione Benetton dedicates to cinema and landscape, in memory of the poet Andrea Zanzotto (1921-2011).
Laura Grimaldi, author with Maria Tilli and Lea Dicursi of the film and screenwriter, and Carlo Tunioli, CEO of Fabrica, will also be present at the screening.
“La Gente Resta” obtained the Special Jury Award for Italiana.doc at the 33rd Torino Film Festival and was recently screened on Rai3 within the program “Il Paese è Reale”.
Screening: Wednesday October 11 at 9.00pm