Sulcis in Fundo

Shortlist 2020

Filippo Taddei

Filippo Taddei is an Italian photographer and videomaker. Filippo is working on personal projects focused on social, environmental and community issues.

The Problem

Sulcis in Fundo

The "Sulcis-Iglesiente" is one of the poorest provinces in Italy: once the mines closed, the area has become a centre of the chemical industry. Factory gates are closed; 30,000 people unemployed. Nearby villages suffer from biological hazards: sheep milk and meat is poisonous as well as shellfish and the land itself.

Besides, there is a Sulcis RWM S.p.A., a company of 300 employees that produce weaponry for members of the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia involved in the conflict in Yemen.