the Eternit trial report, Torino (Italy)
On the occasion of the sentence, the french/german channel ARTE made available online the film DUST/POLVERE and the dossier on asbestos, until March 14th, 2012 (german and french version).
"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 USC - University of Southern California
A journey around the world, which takes off in Turin, where a huge criminal trial is now taking place, to the largest asbestos mine in Latin America and to the asbestos-filled slums in Mumbai, leading to the progressive discovery of the contemporary emergency linked to the use of asbestos. If asbestos has been declared carcinogenic and has been banned in 53 countries around the world, how is it possible that almost 70% of the world population still lives under the threat of it? In an unbiased, observational style, 'DUST. The Great Asbestos Trial' follows the courtroom debate, revealing the past strategies, the current interests at stake, and the future consequences around the world of this poisonous business.
DUST The Great Asbestos Trial (POLVERE Il grande processo dell'amianto)
by Niccolò Bruna, Andrea Prandstraller
2011, 85', Italia/Belgio/Svizzera/Francia
Production: Graffiti Doc, Amka Films Productions, SRG SSR idée suisse, Iota Production, RTSI Televisione Svizzera, ARTE France, RTBF
Distribution: Cinecittà Luce (Italia), Cat&Docs (International)