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In a single night in October 2018, rain and wind felled millions of trees between the regions of Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, transforming expanses of mountain forests into an apocalyptic scenario with incalculable environmental and economic consequences. In Carnia, the mountain area located in the north-west of Friuli, one of the most devastated areas, 400 of the downed trees were recovered to gain a second life. They travelled to the Greek Theatre of Siracusa, where, as protagonists at the centre of the set designed by architect Stefano Boeri for Euripides’ The Trojan Women, they become mute witnesses of both tragedies. The short film recounts, from the point of view of the fir trees, their journey from the forests of Friuli to the Greek Theatre of Siracusa, following them for over 1,500 kilometres in the alternation of landscapes, colours, and sounds. And, once again, art and design become an instrument of awareness-raising and knowledge.

AFA - Sustainability - Art of Thinking
Director: Stefano Santamato
Year: 2019
Duration: 16'
Country: Italy
Language: No dialogue

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