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Empirical Effect

original title:

EMPIRICAL EFFECT

directed by:

cinematography:

Benito Strangio, Rosa Barba

editing:

Rosa Barba

producer:

Rosa Barba

country:

Italy

year:

2010

film run:

27'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (07/10/2010)

festival & awards:

Living on the slopes of the volcano Vesuvius is a strange contradiction: always in stress and yet also sleepy, waiting for what might happen. In close co-operation with the Osservatorio Vesuviano and several inhabitants of the 'Red Zone' of the volcano, Rosa Barba constructs a lyrical portrait of this area, which shelters Mafia members and illegal Chinese immigrants. Historic footage, measurements, maps and aerial shots try to capture what is always uncertain.