ROTTAMA ITALIA - PERCHÉ IL DECRETO SBLOCCA-ITALIA È UNA MINACCIA PER LA DEMOCRAZIA E PER IL NOSTRO FUTURO
Paper/Screen convergence, 2014
The so-called Unlock-Italy decree, considered anti-constitutional by jurists such as Ferdinando Imposimato, Paolo Maddalena, Giovanni Losavio, became law in Italy on 11 November 2014, following an ambiguous bi-partisan vote. The decree contradicts the constitutional principle concerning the protection of the public heritage, and strengthens the level of debt hidden under ostensible public-private partnerships. This free ebook – available in pdf, epub, and mobi-Kindle formats – features a critical analysis of a law that is expected to burden Italian politics, economy, and environment starting in 2015.
A journey into biodiversity, in six parts of the world, six different climates, six different agricultural zones: West Africa, Ethiopia, Iran, Russia, Italy, France.
This is an inquiry into the origins of seeds and the importance of genetic biodiversity, to preserve food sovereignty and identity, to ensure autonomy from the international markets, to encourage the sustainable development of natural resources. Moreover, farming based on the use of local seeds prevents recourse to chemical products and damage to the earth.
An historical journey through Italy shows the areas that have been damaged the most from flooding, earthquakes, landslides and avalanches.
With the help of videos, timelines and geological maps, the project reports on a century of natural disasters and hydrogeological risks in Italy, and it proposes solutions to save the land and its cultural heritage.
Serious game, 2014
An interactive investigation, in game form, of the lucrative illegal fish trade in Sierra Leone. Through videos and interactive maps the viewer becomes an explorer/ investigator who will conduct an enquiry into the illegal traffic of fishing trawlers and the corruption that lies underneath the business. Sailing on the Atlantic accompanies the four phases of the game.
Carbon emissions: past, present and future
Data visualization, 2014
Who stinks the most. As the UN climate talks open in Lima to agree on a draft text for a treaty in Paris next year, here is a timeline of world’s top 20 emitters of carbon dioxide since the dawn of industrialisation.
IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST
Long-form article, 2013
Long-form article: videos, data maps on the dirty truth about cheap meat.
A small band of animal rights activists have been infiltrating the factory farms where animals are turned into meat under the most terrific circumstances. Now the agribusiness giants are trying to crush them.
50 ANNI DAL DISASTRO DELLA DIGA DEL VAJONT
Paper/Screen convergence, 2013
In 1963 a landslide into the Vajont reservoir produced a wave measuring 50 million cubic metres, which overtopped the dam and submerged the villages in the valley below. Around two thousand people died in this disaster waiting to happen.
Fifty years after the fact La Stampa interviews the survivors and relives the event, the emotions and the places, while tackling grief and the need to remember. [eb-hj]
TOUR DE FRANCE DES "GRANDS PROJETS INUTILES"
Paper/Screen convergence, 2013
A survey of the large public works projects proposed in France — covering domains from infrastructure to sports — which have sparked increasing public scrutiny and protest because of their dubious usefulness.
NFB SPACE SCHOOL
Media-supported learning, 2013
Young people between the ages of 11 and 15 can relive the historic mission of Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space and to command the International Space Station, and marvel at the wonders of space exploration and space sciences.
This interactive learning experience consists of videos and quizzes centred around the Canadian space mission to the ISS. New modules will cover such subjects as robotics, geology and astronomy. A section for educators is also provided.
As of September 2013 the streaming service CAMPUS will provide a guide for teachers. [hj-eb]