Le navi avvelenate

by Vincenzo Pergolizzi Documentary Italia, Turchia 2005 30'

Over the past 25 years, a small Aegean port on the coast of Turkey has become the largest center for the demolition of decommissioned western ships in the Mediterranean. The work is done at cheap prices without the least safeguard for the environment or the workers. Nearly 1000 men work unprotected with toxic materials. Coming from villages up to 1400 km away, the workforce is hired as seasonal laborers for 3 to 6 months by the 18 demolition companies. The asbestos they breathe today will take its toll in later years. This film documents unforgettable scenes from life in the European Mediterranean.


Italia, Turchia

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26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

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