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Like Fireflies

Original title Lucciole per lanterne


… even if it is a multinational I would exchange the entire Montedison company for a firefly. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975 In 1981, Pinochet privatized almost all of Chile’s water resources and in the following thirty years the rights to their water were sold to large companies and corporations for producing hydroelectric power. Now the construction of five large dams is threatening Chilean Patagonia. Like Fireflies tells the stories of three Chilean women whose lives either have been devastated or will be badly affected by the construction of the dams and who try to face the corporate giant that is about to crush them and destroy their land by brutally imposing a conception of progress that they do not share.

Author/s Stefano Martone – Mario Martone

After graduating with science-based degrees, they dedicated themselves to photography and video- making. They made various social and anthropological documentaries, in collaboration with NGOs and public institutions in Bosnia, South America, Palestine and Lebanon. They participated in the filming of the documentary NAPOLI 24 presented at the 2010 Turin Film Festival. Their previous works are: – 2010: Non è un paese per ragazzini (This is not a country for kids). Episode of NAPOLI 24, Ananas Cinema/Indigo Film, screened at Torino Film Festival 2010. – 2009: Racconti minori. Sette storie di giovani migranti (Lesser Tales. Seven stories of young migrants). – 2007: Uno sguardo attraverso (A gaze through). Diary video of the “Annual courses of digital photography and video\” in Beirut.

Research Stefano Martone – Sebastian Arellano
Photography Stefano Martone
Sound Davide Mastropaolo
Editing Mario Martone