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European Film Selection - EARTHLY VISIONS: "Breathing Wood. Beyond Xylella" by Filippo Bellantoni



European Film Selection - EARTHLY VISIONS:

EUNIC Norway is happy to present the first edition of European Film Selection at SALT! This first edition is EARTHLY VISIONS and focus on our environment, whether it's nature or cities. Through both feature and short documentaries, film directors from all around Europe are showing us our changing world and how we can imagine earth as a better place to live.


This is the Italian contribution, to be screened on Monday 13 September at 20:30 hrs.:

Breathing Wood. Beyond Xylella. A documentary by Filippo Bellantoni (Italy, 2019. English text)

They have gone through centuries of history, have fed generations of Mediterranean people. In ancient Greece the death penalty was imposed for those who felled an olive tree. In Apulia those who do not cut down the olive trees risk heavy fines, attacks and retaliations. Why is all this happening? Is it because bacterium Xylella? Is their eradication the only solution? And what would be the risks if we lose them? The journalists Elena and Francesca asked scientists and farmers, lawyers and doctors, journalists and teachers. Professors and citizens committed to saving those olive trees that are synonymous with the culture and identity of the entire Puglia population. The question of the Xylella bacterium goes well beyond the destiny of an agricultural sector that is the pride of Made in Italy. Here the olive trees are a garrison against desertification, drought and hydro geological instability. They preserve precious water reserves and guarantee biodiversity, a priceless naturalistic and landscape heritage and a source of income for many families.
What consequences do the spraying with pesticides imposed by law on human health and the environment? To find out, Elena and Francesca have also been to Spain, in the province of Almeria, where intensive and superintensive crops have taken hold since the 1990s.

Participants: Francesco Mastroleo, Vandana Shiva, Pietro Perrino, Patrizia Gentilini, Stefano Mancuso, Luigi Russo, Margherita D'Amico, Margherita Ciervo, Agostino Di Ciaula, Marco Nuti

The film will be screened at SALT on Monday September 13 at 20:30 . The screenings are FREE, but booking is mandatory at SALT's homepage here.

JOIN US at Salt Art&Music every evening from September 13th to 16th for EARTHLY VISIONS: a European Film Selection. Find below the full program, from 9 different countries, and read about the films here.

13th September
16.30:Opening reception (free) - Please register here
18.00 Embassy of Portugal presents Batida de Lisboa
20.30 Italian Cultural Institute presents Breathing Wood, Beyond Xylella - Please register here

14th September
18.30 Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute presents Walk the Tideline
20.30 Institut Francais presents Demain

15th September
18.00 Embassy of Belgium presents A Positive World
20.30 Embassy of Ireland presents Song of Granite

16th September
18.00 Embassy of Hungary presents The Plastic Cup: The Official Story of the Plastic Pirates
19.00 Embassy of Poland presents Black Mud
20.00 Embassy of Slovenia presents Playing with Concrete, Port of Mars and Fire in the Alps

FREE screenings, but booking is mandatory, click here


EUNIC - European Union National Institutes for Culture is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes, with 36 members from all 28 EU member states. EUNIC members join together in over 100 clusters worldwide to collaborate on common projects. EUNIC’s mission is to build trust and understanding between the peoples of Europe and the rest of the world through culture.


Data: DA man 13 sep 2021 a tor 16 sep 2021

Organizzato da : IIC Oslo, EUNIC Norway

In collaborazione con : SALT

Ingresso : Libero