GLI SCOIATTOLI E LA GLOBALIZZAZIONE
Italy / 2002 / 25'
The documentary presents the current dispute on introducing exotic animals into other environements thus threatening the biodiversity. The red squirrel, the emblematic animal of the European woods, is seriously threatened by another species imported from North America: the grey squirrel. This unfortunate circumstance has already occurred in England and now the story could be repeated in Northern Italy, with great risk for other European countries beyond the Alps. The documentary considers this thorny subject, combining a journalistic approach with a naturalistic one.