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Italy/ Switzerland, Belgium 2011 - 84 min. O.V. english subtitles
Director: Niccolò Bruna and Andrea Prandstraller
Production: GraffitiDoc (italy) in co-Production with Iota Production (Belgium) and Amka Films Productions SA (Switzerland) in co-production with ARTE, RTBF, RSI
World Sales: CAT&Docs, Catherine Le Clef
With the increasing use of asbestos in China, Russia and other countries, asbestos production has grown apace, so that 70% of the world population is now exposed to this carcinogenic material. Starting from the first court hearings in Turin involving the multinational Eternit, which now faces claims of having caused the death of nearly 30,000 former plant workers and among the local populace at Casale Monferrato, the film takes us to India and Brazil on an exploration into a multi-million dollar business managed by a lobby that holds sway over the policies of many countries.
"Dust: The Great Asbestos Trial is a very accomplished film on a tough topic. I have seen many films on comparable topics but rarely have I seen such a broad and complex topic or such diverse locations and characters handled with such grace and concision".
Michael Renov, author of Theorizing Documentary (1993) and The Subject of Documentary (2004) and professor at the University of Southern California
Best film at Baghdad International Film Festival 2012, BEST FILM at Rio de Janeiro Filmambiente 2012, Subti Prize at Cinemambiente, Italy 2011, 2012 ago, Agamar Prize at Maratea Film Festival 2012, Parco Colli Euganei Prize at Euganea Film Festival 2011, Italy