Caorle Film Festival / Deforestation Made in Italy

Deforestation Made in Italy

We are in Northeastern Brazil, in Pará, in the heart of the Amazon forest. But the landscape in front of us is quite different from our expectations. There are no trees. There are no exotic animals, jumping from tree to tree. There is only a red clearing, crossed by a dirty road, where dozens of trucks are travelling, transporting commodities.
It is from this desolate place that the timber, illegally logged in the forest, leaves for its long trip to Europe. The same trip made by other commodities, responsible of the fast deforestation that is destroying this region.
We follow the big cargo ships that cross the Ocean, transporting illegal timber, beef, leather and soy to Europe and to Italy. Here these commodities are used to produce most of the Italian specialties, such as furniture, fashion and food. But can we really call “specialty” a product that is entirely based on tropical deforestation?

Info
Director

Francesco De Augustinis

Country

Italy

Year

2019

Genre

Documentary

Writer

Francesco De Augustinis

Cast

Laura Frascarelli, Aminah Ricks

Category:

Official Selection 2020