Urban Farmers

by Elvio Annese Documentary Italia/Italy 2009 11'

Regaining direct contact with nature can also start by taking small steps. In Milan's postindustrial Bovisa district, urban farmers have been taking over abandoned factory land, turning it into small gardens, restoring a rural aspect to the outer city limits. And despite forced expropriations, the old folks keep tilling their vegetable plots. This short yet poetic account, a part of the Dalle terre di nessuno (2009) project, comprises images Annese collected over the past 20 years, presenting an unusual view of the city's outskirts as they are transformed by industrial redevelopment and recent immigration to the area.

Director:

Elvio Annese

Country:

Italia/Italy

Film submission

23° Festival

CINEMAMBIENTE

29 May - 03 June 2020
TORINO

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