This Italian video is the trailer of the film Draquila.
This video from Italy is called Yes We Camp – The other G8 – L’Aquila.
From ANSA news agency in Italy:
Cinema: Earthquake documentary sparks furore
Minister blasts film as “propaganda” before Cannes presentation
13 May, 18:33
Rome, May 13 – A documentary on the Italian government’s and Premier Silvio Berlusconi‘s response to the Abruzzo earthquake continued to spark strong reactions on the day of its presentation at the Cannes film festival Thursday.
Sabina Guzzanti‘s Draquila takes a critical view of the handling of reconstruction projects after the April 6 2009 disaster, which killed 308 people, highlighting the political connections of entrepreneurs who won contracts.
Prosecutors have opened a probe into alleged corruption in the allocation of some post-quake contracts. The left-leaning comic’s film also focuses on her favourite target, Berlusconi, whom she also took aim at with her 2005 picture Viva Zapatero!, suggesting he used the quake to promote himself.
Culture Minister Sandro Bondi, however, argues that the film gives a distorted view and that Berlusconi is not the one taking advantage of the tragedy that devastated the city of L’Aquila and it surrounding area.
“It’s a propaganda product that exploits the suffering of the people of L’Aquila and transforms it into a tool of political combat,” Bondi, who turned down an invitation to attend Cannes because the film was being screened there, said on Thursday.
Guzzanti‘s film shows that parts of central L’Aquila are still off-limits because they are littered with rubble and buildings are unsafe.
Bondi has come under heavy fire for his response to Draquila, with resignation calls coming from a group of filmmakers and screenwriters.
“If minister Bondi devoted the same time and passion to the crisis of the cinema, opera and theatre as he is doing to Sabina Guzzanti‘s film, all of Italy’s culture industry problems could be solved in a few hours,” said Beppe Giulietti of the Articolo 21 media liberties association.
“We can’t understand why they are so worried about this film. Evidently, it has touched a raw nerve.” …
The documentary will be officially presented out of competition on Thursday evening at the festival, having opened to Italian cinema-goers last week.
It won a warm reception from an audience of 400 journalists who saw a screening earlier on Friday at Cannes. Guzzanti said she had considered sending Bondi a bottle of champagne for inadvertently publicising the film by not going to Cannes, while blasting his reasons for doing so.
“I read that he hasn’t even seen the film,” Guzzanti told reporters. “This makes me feel even more shame for the terrible impression our country makes abroad because of our government”.
The deadly earthquake that struck the central Italian city of L’Aquila on 6 April 2009, has had a bizarre aftershock: some of Italy’s top seismologists could face charges of manslaughter for not alerting the population before the disaster. The indictment has outraged experts around the world, who note that earthquakes cannot be predicted and who say that the Italian government neglected to enforce building codes that could have reduced the toll: here.
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