Palomar, Soprintendenza BCA Trapani, CRICD Filmoteca Regionale Siciliana
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Vincenzo Tusa, the chief of cultural heritage of western Sicily in the sixties, had the dream to save the archaeological site of ancient Selinunte, a Greek city of the 7th century B.C., from property speculation: finally he reached his goal. From 1985 the archaeological area was closed and watched. He also assumed the "tombaroli" (grave robbers) inhabitants of the place, to work to the official diggings and to avoid that they continued to steal. He prevented moreover to the Mafia to construct hotels. After a long time he came back to the site to see the members of his staff. His trip to Selinunte is mixed with the history: the trip of the ancient Greeks who founded the city.