tonni e tonnareDirection
Riccardo Cingillo
Photography
Paolo Pirrotta
Editing
Riccardo Cingillo
Production
IRES

Italy 2008, 20′, italian

Over the past decade the bluefin tuna suffered a significant reduction in its
population. It seems that, compared to a few decades ago, it is decimated by 90% and no one makes a decision, all is quiet.
The film shows how the first fisherman used to fish and how the ancient Sicilian “Tonnara” buildings (already closed) were organized, with the testimony of rais, tuna workers, tuna fishermen, historians and many people who used to live of the tuna fishing work until the our times such as purse seine fishing and the new “mattanza” (massacre). This documetary shows cruel but true images.