LA STAVA DEI BALCANI
Italy / 2008 / 34'
The film is about the extraordinary comparisons between the disaster that occurred in Stava, in Val di Fiemme (Trentino) in 1985 and the less-known catastrophe which caused almost 500 casualties in Sgorigrad (North-West Bulgaria) in 1966, comparing cause, backgrounds and consequences. Through the touching accounts of eye-witnesses who, for the first time, have had the opportunity to talk publicly about their experiences, this documentary film attempts to reconstruct the way the events occurred and the consequences that are still there today for the local community.
She has been director and programme planner at RAI television in Trento since 1997, and professional journalist since 2001. She is director of television and radio programmes about local affairs, thus deals with topics from environment to solidarity, from young people of the art school to the history of Trentino. Her films include: Camera con vista (1999), Lezioni di avventura (2000), Il tesoro del Vanoi (2001), Lagorai, la montagna viola (2002), Le mele d'oro (2006), Contrada della Terra (2006), Il ritorno del Saraceno (2007), Pista! (2007), Antonio Rosmini, tra fede e ragione (2007) and La luce di S. Agata (2008).