New Realities / UK premiere

Dark Matter (Materia oscura)

  • Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti /
  • Italy /
  • 2013 /
  • 80 mins

Documentary / Italian

In the peaceful, picturesque plains and mountains of Sardinia, a ‘battle’ rages…

This fascinating ‘cinematic survey’ of Salto di Quirra, a site used for military training and rocket testing since the 1950s, weaves extraordinary footage of rocket launches from the base’s own archive through the overheard conversations of local farmers and a radio broadcast of a geological investigation of the area. More interested in creating an impression than delivering the facts, the result is a haunting attestation to the incompatibility of the natural world and the modern military-industrial complex.

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