EARTHQUAKES | In May 1976, a strong earthquake destroyed a large area of Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the northeast of Italy. also known in Italy as ìTerremoto del Friuliî (Friulian earthquake), took place on May 6 with a moment magnitude of 6.5 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). 978 people were killed, 2400 were injured and 157,000 were left homeless. In 1976 my father lived in Buja, a small town near the epicenter of the earthquake, and was 25 years old, almost my actual age.
Today, forty years later, what was born of those ruins? What is the identity and landscape of ìpost-earthquake generationî? Is the echo of a catastrophic event that has radically changed the history and the landscape of a territory can have repercussions on generations
who did not experience the event but only the created environment later on?
These are some of the questions that moves a documentary, at times autobiographical, at times (fake)anthropological on a lost generation born after the earthquake. A project that, by avoiding the ìrhetoric of ruinsî and the didascalic tales of reconstruction, looks just at what was born later. This project started in 2016 and produced with an old medium format film camera from the seventies, all the photographed sites and architectures were built after 1976, the people portrayed were born between 80ís and 90ís and growed in familyesthat lived the earthquake.
Of course in the pictures there are only places I have daily lived and all people are dear friends who live in these places as me. igorlondero.weebly.com