Toxic Sicily

In productionDocumentary
Fracia, Italia 2022
Italian
4K, 16:9, colore, 90
produced by Elda Productions, Ginko Film, 2022
direction François-Xavier Destors
Autori: François-Xavier Destors, Alfonso Pinto

"Better to die of cancer than of hunger," are words you may well hear on Priolo beach in Sicily. In the shadows of the lovely city of Syracuse lies one of Europe's largest petrochemical complexes. 70 years after the arrival of the first refineries, the area seems to have been abandoned to its fate as poison taints the sky, water and land. Woven around fragments supplied by residents who resist, are resigned or choose to look the other way, the film Toxic Sicily sets out to tell the tale of a place sacrificed on the altar of progress, modernity and globalisation.

Financied by CNC, Pictanovo (FR), MIC, Regione Sicilia, Sicilia Film Commission (It)

 

 


credits

Regia / Direction François-Xavier Destors Autori / Authors François-Xavier Destors, Alfonso Pinto DOP Jean Gabriel Leynaud Produttori / Producers Christilla Huillard-Kann, Corinne Delpech (FR), Chiara Andrich, Andrea Mura (IT) Produzione / Production Elda Productions, Finko Film Distribuzione / Distribution LIghtdox Finanziato da / Financied by CNC, Pictanovo (FR), MIC, Regione Sicilia, Sicilia Film Commission (It)

"Better to die of cancer than of hunger," are words you may well hear on Priolo beach in Sicily. In the shadows of the lovely city of Syracuse lies one of Europe's largest petrochemical complexes. 70 years after the arrival of the first refineries, the area seems to have been abandoned to its fate as poison taints the sky, water and land. Woven around fragments supplied by residents who resist, are resigned or choose to look the other way, the film Toxic Sicily sets out to tell the tale of a place sacrificed on the altar of progress, modernity and globalisation.

Financied by CNC, Pictanovo (FR), MIC, Regione Sicilia, Sicilia Film Commission (It)

 

 


credits

Regia / Direction François-Xavier Destors Autori / Authors François-Xavier Destors, Alfonso Pinto DOP Jean Gabriel Leynaud Produttori / Producers Christilla Huillard-Kann, Corinne Delpech (FR), Chiara Andrich, Andrea Mura (IT) Produzione / Production Elda Productions, Finko Film Distribuzione / Distribution LIghtdox Finanziato da / Financied by CNC, Pictanovo (FR), MIC, Regione Sicilia, Sicilia Film Commission (It)