The largest petrochemical complex in Europe is located in Augusta, Sicily where the death rate from cancer is over 30% and the children are born deformed. Cancer death has become an institutional crime as this industrial holocaust is ignored by the major media in the country and by the rulers, who pretend not to hear citizens desperate cry for help. Fr Palmiro Prisutto, Augusta’s main priest, does not give up and seeks justice incentivizing the whole community to report to the authorities what is happening while waiting for an official institutional response and concrete actions that will strengthen the health system.
- Winner Best Documentary NIFF – Noto International Film Festival
- Winner Best Documentary Yale Environment 360
- Winner Best Documentary Corto Di Sera
- Winner Best film “Diritti Umani Documentari” SAFITER
- Winner Best Documentary Capodarco L’Altro Festival
- Selection Orvieto Cinema Fest
- Selection GNG Green Earth Film Festival
- Selection Murmat Film Festival
- Winner Special Mention Ecozine Film Festival
- Selection Cinemambiente Torino
- Selection Per l’impegno civile Corti D’argento
- Selection Kurzsuechtig
- Selection Ecozine Film Festival
- Selection Festival Internacional de Cine de Lanzarote
Graduated in Communication Sciences at the University of Rome Lumsa, Francesco Cannavà concludes his studies attending courses in film directing at the Nuct. In 2008 he began his activity as a documentarian, dedicated to the issues of immigration, reception and integration.
In November 2015 he founded the ͞8 Road Film S.r.l.͟ with Renata Giuliano. This young film production company is based on the values of the Strada, the place that brings us to the world.
for 8 Road Film produces, writes, directs and mounts the short documentary entitled “Veneranda augusta”.
- Red line
- Erytros, le parole dell’esilio
- C’era una volta un campo Rom
- Junior Tim Cup
- Il carnevale Eoliano, l’Isola delle Maschere
- Veneranda Augusta