Mattia Mullanu, Damiano Vacca, Ezio Diana
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Fango Rosso (red mud), is the toxic waste of the mining extraction. It covers up the hills of Sulcis, land where the astonishing beauty of the landscape collides with a history betrayed promises, progress as a mirage, politic as deceit.
Damiano and Mattia spend their afternoons in the shade of the mine ruins. They are a little past thirty, but the hair raised by the wind makes them look as teenagers. They climb on precarious walls, they hide on dark ravines, they light their torches looking for something we do not know. Free, as two adventurers of a sleepy land. At the end of the evening they sit and light a cigarette, before the night fall beyond the smoke-stacks by the sea shore.
Fango Rosso is an intimate journey among the ruins of the industrial colonization, where from a desolate landscape a new and extravagant beauty seems to emerge.