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Swiss Consulate Documentary Screening: ‘Inferno in Paradiso’ 

November 30 at 6:30 pm 9:30 pm

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta has the pleasure to collaborate once again with the Department of French and Italian of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University in the context of the Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo. This year’s Settimana (Oct. 16-22) had the theme “Italian and Sustainability” (L’italiano e la sostenibilità), which is why we will be screening the Swiss environmental documentary INFERNO IN PARADISO.

About the film: In Salento, cancer has increased by 40%; the air, the earth and the water are poisoned, the land of the “Mediterranean diet” has become a Hell in Paradise. This beautiful region is being used for a giant garbage dump. How did such pervasive pollution come to this rural area? We traveled South to witness the damage, to meet those who live in this hell, and to see if and how they can cope. All is not lost: there is organized resistance, with criminal and civil cases underway against the Italian State. The film, beginning and ending in Switzerland, is a heartfelt cry to put a stop to the unconscionable greed that has so much harmed the people and their land.

You will be able to watch the movie in Italian with English subtitles. The Swiss director of the movie, Tiziana Caminada, is pleased to join us via video to answer your questions at the end of the screening. The event is free and open to the public.

Join for this insightful story on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 6:30 PM at Emory University (Goodrich C. White Hall, room #112). Doors open at 6:30 PM and the screening starts at 7 PM. Refreshments will be served prior to the screening.