Civil protection volunteers delivering water and fresh produce to elderly people on August 13, 2021 in Lecce, Italy. A heat wave carried by the anticyclone named “Lucifer” hit Italy, and in particular the south of the country, where a record-breaking temperature of 48.8 degrees was registered in Sicily.
Its olive trees ravaged by the Xylella pandemic and its fields parched by drought, Salento is literally a tinderbox. Small fires break out all the time, and where once you would have seen crowds of people working frantically to save their family’s trees, today you see absolutely nothing, as trunks that stood for centuries burn and crumble into ashes, and nobody cares.
Giuseppe Ciciriello racconta L’Odissea
La Notte Verde di Castiglione d’Otranto, una passeggiata tra le campagne del Salento colpite dalla Xylella per parlare di limiti, riforestazione e dei fantasmi del paesaggio, con la Casa delle AgriCulture Tullia e Gino.
Valle d’Itria, Puglia – 2019 (2 minuti)