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Good Morning Taranto

Italy – 2014

Climate Change Films Retrospective


  • Saturday, September 17 - 5:00pm
    Palacio del Cine – Agora, Santo Domingo

Good Morning Taranto is a tensional and passionate journey through an area surrounded by clouds of smog. An intoxicated city at an unsustainable level. Air, land and water are all poisoned by the blasting furnaces of Ilva where coal is burned to produce steel. Ilva is the largest steel plant in Europe and was built right next to Taranto’s suburbs nearly fifty years ago. The film mirrors a country in decline, stuck in open conflicts between the industrial sector and the environment, identity and alienation, health and labour.

Director: Paolo Pisanelli
Country: Italy
Year: 2014
Duration: 84 min
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Spanish


Paolo Pisanelli is a filmmaker who started working as photographer. He got a degree in Architecture and a Certificate from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. Since 1997 he devoted himself to film-making releasing documentaries screened at national and international festivals and won several awards. In 1998 he co-founded the association Big Sur, a cinematographic production studio and a communications agency. He has made documentaries for Fandango, Indigo Film, Big Sur, Arte-ZDF, Telepiù, Planète France, Sky, RTSI. He is the creator and artistic director of the cinematographic festival Cinema del Reale held in Salento, Italy, yearly.

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