France, Italy | 2023 | 75 min

'Better to die of cancer than of hunger'. This is the tragic slogan that hovers to the north of Syracuse, among the chimneys of that petrochemical pole that in seventy years has devastated one of Sicily's most beautiful coastlines, creating a real health and environmental emergency. Built around the inhabitants who resist and those who, instead, accept compromise with silence or resignation, Toxicily ventures into the meanders of a land sacrificed on the altar of progress, modernity and globalization.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 11 Nov 2023
  • Time: 10:30


Spazio Alfieri
Spazio Alfieri - Via dell'Ulivo, 8, 50122 Florence
François-Xavier Destors, Alfonso Pinto


François-Xavier Destors, Alfonso Pinto

François-Xavier Destors is a filmmaker whose films focus on the hidden side of mass crimes. He's the author of several historical documentaries and television films, exploring sacrificed territories and collectivities. Alfonso Pinto is a researcher in geography and visual cultures. From 2018 to 2022, he was a researcher and project manager in environmental and visual studies at the École Urbaine de Lyon. His research concerns the relations between human and social sciences and audiovisual practices. Since 2018, he has been working on imaginaries, aesthetics and experiences of the Anthropocene, with a particular focus on the theme of environmental and industrial catastrophes.

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