ERTO – Ballad of a Ghost Town

  • Category: Documentary
  • Genre: Social Issue
  • Director: Alessandro Negrini
  • Producer: Tor Arne Bjerke

On the backdrop of the Italian economical crisis, the unique story of a village in search of its own survival, facing the most provoking proposal for its people since 1963. In a desperate attempt to save his village Erto from depopulation and decay, mayor Luciano has an idea: raising the water in the Vajont – the dam that destroyed everything 50 years ago causing the biggest man-made disaster in history. A film with real people, a poetic and magical ballad in search of a forgotten place perched on the edge of a dam that changed its life forever. [UK]

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