Banana Peels Cruise: Aimée, an hale eighty-year-old lady, fights for the waste separation in Stromboli.
Poster drawn by Enzo De Giorgi.
Aimée is an elderly Frenchwoman who lives on Stromboli, an island in the Aeolian archipelago off the north-east coast of Sicily. For years she has been battling against the local administration to have correct waste disposal management on Stromboli instead of the current practice of shipping it elsewhere. But the situation on Stromboli is paradigmatic for the rest of Italy: garbage emergencies; entrenched environmentalists; unconcerned politicians. But only through efforts by people such as Aimée is it possible to bring about a change, for example, with differentiated collection or organic waste composting, thus obviating the need to send a banana peel to a distant dump out of sight and smell.
Italy/France, 2012/2013, HD, 27′ Director: Salvo Manzone Image : Luca Casavola Editing: Salvo Manzone, Gabriele Galligani Sound: Danilo Romancino Music: Pietro Palazzo Production: Emanuela Righi, Duilio Di Falco Language : Italian, French Subtitles : Italian, French, English, Spanish, Portugaise, Russian TAGSEcology, Aimée Carmoz, Stromboli, Waste, Banana peels, Colapesce, Branches, Compost, Sicily, Pollution, Environment, Mediterranean
Economical interests hide reality and sometimes create event the waste’s issues. Instead of simplicity, which is the key of ecology, they prefer to search for expensive and complicate solutions to make a business. With her words and everyday actions, Aimée personifies the simplicity of ecological thinking.
Special prize “La Maison de demain” Cinemambiente 2012
Best short film Cine’Eco Seia 2012
First prize Film Festival sul Paesaggio 2012
First prize FReDD Toulouse 2014
Best documentary short Ecozine IFF 2014