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THE BIG SHAKE, STORIES FROM INSIDE THE EARTHQUAKE

by Sandro Baldoni

synopsis

The 30th of October 2016 an earthquake hits Central Italy. It is the strongest eartquake registered in Italy in the last 40 years: a magnitude 6,5 with epicentre in between Perugia (Umbria) and Macerata (Marche) devastates the whole area of the Sibillini mountains, where the director was born and grew up. Starting from his own demolished house and from his own pain, Baldoni takes a journey “from inside” the experience of the earthquake to tell the deep fears, the trauma, the anxiety, the rage and the hope of the people whom's life has been changed by these events.

international title: The Big Shake, Stories From Inside the Earthquake
original title: La Botta grossa
country: Italy
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Sandro Baldoni
film run: 82'
release date: IT 20/11/2017
film editing: Claudio Borroni
production: Acqua su Marte, RAI Cinema
backing: Lombardia Film Commission (IT)
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