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Since 1956, the Salto di Quirra region in Sardinia is a weapons testing area both for Italy and its allies. This creates a war environment in one of the world’s most sophisticated tourist spots. If among the mountains the landscape seems relatively unharmed, this documentary makes visible what is hidden from naked eyes: the signs of devastation and the contaminated soil which has given rise to deformities both in humans and in animals. With no interviews, this documentary employs only images as a way of pointing out the damage at stake. Berlin Film Festival 2013.

Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti
Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti

Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti

They were born in Italy, in 1974. Together, they wrote and directed the documentary I promessi sposi (2006), shown at Locarno. They returned to the same festival in 2009 with another documentary, Grandi speranze. In 2011, they were selected for such festivals as Toronto and Seoul with the feature Il Castello, for which they were awarded the Best Director prize by the International Documentary Association. This is their fourth joint effort.