Terre in moto

Shifting Ground

On 23 November 1980 an earthquake struck Campania and Basilicata, killing thousands and leaving over 300,000 homeless. There was no civil defense system at the time; volunteers and governmental agencies from all around Italy provided the first rescue forces. The volunteers return to the area 25 years later. This is the starting point of a journey into the memory of the upper and middle Sele and Tanagro valleys located between the provinces of Salerno and Avellino. The event triggered rapid change and social upheaval. In the aftermath, as-yet-uncompleted reconstruction has changed the face of the disaster area. Failed attempts at industrialization driven from above sealed the area's destiny of backwardness, yet also opened a road to sustainable development. Terre in moto offers a mosaic of local stories, each revealing a piece of the history of the area.



Film submission

26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

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