Ciambra
19 November 2017

Il Grande progetto

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Il Grande progetto

original title:

IL GRANDE PROGETTO

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

country:

Italy

year:

2008

film run:

71'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (01/11/2008)

festival & awards:

In 1996, the municipality of Naples approved a project of urban upgrading to reconvert the former industrial site of Bagnoli and create a low-density housing complex offering high environmental quality. The president and the general manager of Bagnoli S.p.A., the company carrying out the project, supervise the works and dialog with the institutions, the mayors and the press, while Biagio, a thirty-year old construction worker, builds the city’s future with his crane.

DIRECTOR'S NOTES:
“The protagonists’ participation in the project was fantastic and this permitted me to enter a room that is usually closed. This will allow the spectator to understand the complexity hiding behind the construction of a ‘major work.’ In such a difficult moment for the city of Naples, it is a rare opportunity to see the politicians at work, intent on carrying out a big project that offers the city a hope for renewal instead of battling to stem serious emergency situations.”