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Biutiful Cauntri

Dumping waste is big business in Italy and it earns the Camorra, the local Mafia, enormous amounts of money. Local officials and businessmen also have a share of the cake and look the other way. Chunks of asbestos beside a potato field? No one clears it up. Burning car tyres in the field? The fire brigade stays away. Every month three hectares of agricultural land in Campania disappears under the rubbish tsunami. There are hardly any checks, but there are victims. Sheep breeders see their animals dying of dioxin poisoning from the factory next door. And without being aware of it, people eat poisonous crops. 'We all die here in silence,' comments the independent environmental inspector Raffaele. He debates, searches and curses passionately to make the best of it. He is the hero of this sobering and powerful documentary.

1hr 15mins long

Esmeralda Calabria