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DEVILS OF THE FIELDS
Documentary, Italy, 2019, 13'30"

Toni Carta (1928-2014) spends his childhood and adolescence growing up in a peasant family. His fascination by the rhythms and colors of rural life will lead him to tell images and symbols of it through his main vocation: painting.

From the age of 16 he works as a labourer at the Officine Grandi Riparazioni, the pillar of Ferrovieri, a district of Vicenza.

The suspended characters that pass through his paintings accompany us on a mythological journey that narrates us about the sunset of the rural culture. The quiet countryside village Contra' Riva Alta will become I Ferrovieri, a bustling working-class suburb son of the capitalist industrial society.


Production: Marina Resta and Giulio Todescan for LIES – Laboratorio dell’inchiesta economica e sociale

The film was realized in the framework of the artistic residency Working Title Film Festival @Ferrovieri which was carried out from October 2018 to February 2019 and included various activities and workshops about and around the quarter of Ferrovieri (railway workers) in Vicenza and its historical connection to the world of work.

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