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SCORIE IN FREEDOM A FILM BY GIANFRANCO PANNONE

produced by Effetto Notte and Blue Film

Gianfranco Pannone returns to the Pontine territory where he grew up. We are about 70 kilometers south of Rome, in a land better known as the "redeemed swamp" wanted by Mussolini during the Fascist period. In Borgo Sabotino, near Latina, in 1963, in full economic boom, a British-designed nuclear power plant was built, at the time the largest in Europe, welcomed by all with great enthusiasm. Pannone, who, as a university student, in the second half of the eighties was part of a local anti-nuclear committee mobilized for the referendum against nuclear power following the Chernobyl tragedy, reviews old friends of the past and investigates the history of nuclear power in Latina, which saw, among other things, in the early eighties the construction of a second all-Italian experimental reactor that never went into operation, the Cyrene.
While the debate is ignited between 2010 and 2011 following the decision by Silvio Berlusconi to activate a new nuclear plan with the French twenty-four years after the referendum that sanctioned its end, the nuclear accident in Fukushima gives breath to the protest environmentalists. A new popular referendum will proclaim the second stop of the Italian nuclear power plant, but Pannone is concerned to investigate above all the many waste, material and moral, which remained in the area around the nuclear power plant and which will not disappear in the short term. To help him on his little trip are an environmental friend who now deals with organic farming, and the owner of a bathhouse, only a kilometer away from the reactor. And then a physicist out of the chorus, a "prophet" painter, a young biologist, a worker / farmer uncle and his brother who is politically involved in the area.

EXHIBITION OF THE NEW CINEMA OF PESARO 2012

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