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20 October 2014

Ottana

original title:

OTTANA

directed by:

cast:

Andrea Carotti, Bachisio Gattu, Alberto Mura, Peppino Mura, Danilo Puggioni, Assad Rowascher, Paolo Sedda, Angelo Siotto, Francesco Zedde

screenplay:

cinematography:

Pietro mele

producer:

Pietro Mele

country:

Italy

year:

2008

film run:

16'

format:

HD - colour

status:

Ready (01/08/2008)

festival & awards:

Dawn is breaking. A group of men on horseback are riding toward the horizon. They ride in single file toward a destination we can’t see. Slowly, the light reveals the landscape: in the middle of a green plain there are jutting smokestacks spewing smoke, this is where the horsemen are headed. In Ottana, in the middle of the Barbagia desert, during the early 1970s a sort of industrial pole was created that had devastating effects on the environment. These horsemen share the same destiny as the many workers who every day are swallowed up by the industry.