Biutiful Cauntri (Campania, Italy) part 3 (English subtitles by Eheu) (Click on cc)


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BIUTIFUL CAUNTRY PART 3 -Sir, we are ill, we are dying, so are our children..
.. because we get cancer here...
- I know, but am I the one who is to blame for that?...
...- No sir, but you have to do something about it...
We need the army up here. This region had already been exploited enough.
Let them search for some other place to use as a rubbish-dump...
You absolutely have to do something...We're desperate.
May I ask something?..
...I'd like to see the information you have about the drainage-system of the sewage-pond...
Because this here is a sewage-pond...
If this is supposed to be an ordinary garbage-dump,...
... the safety rules should be respected...
... May I also ask what will be the government Commissioners' waste treatment policy in five years?...
- You can read that in document nr. 373 from march 9 2007.
- Well, I just wanted to ask...
- It's the sewage-pond that has flooded...
- Make some way! Look what we got here...
They run this dump in accordance with the rules of the law they say...
...Well, is this all right with the law?
Why don't you give an answer to my question?
This dump must be shut down because there are no pumping wells here which drain the sewage-pond...
It must be shut down for safety reasons.
- There's no forward-thinking here...14 years of Government Commissioner's rule.
-No, It's because of your lack of dignity.
This is impossible. What are we going to do about this 200 square meter sewage-pond?...
Who is inspecting these place?
The doctor didn't give me any reply at all, he just turned away...
...I asked him to help us fight the waste-mafia,...
... I asked him to bring in the army to protect our land...
...and I asked him where the security measures are which you should have taken regarding this 200 square meter sewage-pond...
He didn't answer my questions at all...
...I have been around here for 15 years, trying in vain to make people react, it's really killing me in the end...
(footage of illegal trafficking of toxic waste- filmed by the national forest guards of the Napoli-province -
the truck's plate says: BA 422K.)
This theme of illegal trafficking of toxic waste,...
... where they are illegally burying tons and tons of waste,..
...is a direct consequence of an important criminal investigation...
... which has been carried out and coordinated by the regional anti-mafia unit of the police upon instructions of the Public Prosecutor...
...of Naples in the early 90's
What we witnessed then for the first time in the criminally infiltrated spheres of the judiciary in Italy..
... was the development of a intricate perverse relationships between parts of...
...the business circles in the center and the north of Italy...
... deviated Masonic circles,...
( Substitute Public Prosecutor of Santa Noi La Capuu Vetere.)
...and the Camorra, in particular the Camorra of the Province of Caserta.
Those are the ones we have to follow...the ones which enter there,...should we film them?
- These are always the same trucks.
That was the beginning of...
...a series of investigations which have...
...revealed an organized crime network in the area of illegal waste-dumping,...
...hundreds of thousands of tons of waste...
...very hazardous waste, poisonous toxics
For instance the residue from the fumes of the iron and steel industries...
...and the waste from the automobile industry...
...and all sorts of other kinds of waste which contain very high levels of cadmium...
...and of aluminum and arsenic.
- Look! The other one is also starting to unload.
Through a series of illegal practices,...
...this waste-mafia was able to treat this waste as if it were...
...in fact a very rich fertilizer...
As a result, they used these trucks to dump this waste upon the land,...
...including upon farmland that produced products that ended up being served as food on the tables.
Then they mixed the soil with this waste using bulldozers and tractors...
So, when we talk about illegal trafficking of waste....
...and of very serious environmental damage,...
...we are in fact talking about food, about agricultural products...
We're talking about the tomatoes they grow in the fields that are being covered
...with toxic mud,...
...and about the cattle and the sheep that are eating the grass...
...and drinking the water there is in these fields or that comes out of the wells...
... and which is full of toxic mud and dioxin...
(Telephone taps- illegal trafficking of toxic waste- year 2000.)
Hello!...
-You let me down!
- Damn, all those nasty things they do to you.
- Hello....So, you have seen this dump, haven't you ?
- The one over there?
- Yes, the Berlusconi dump.
- The one with the wall?
- That's right...
...On Monday we will start dumping, no one else but us will have the right to dump there. First we'll dump all the tires...
Fifty thousand cubic meters of used tires...
And after the elections, after April 16, I will hand over to you the authorization for the dumping of ordinary waste...
...and then on the 17th we will begin dumping that waste...
...I have 40.000 tons of ordinary waste for you to dump,...
...packed or bulk, they don't give a damn.
But be careful to keep all this to yourself...
... Otherwise, we'll see all the communists coming with the red flag in front of them.
Anyway, you've seen what it pays, don't you?
- Yes, I did, I think it's a good price.
- So, you go there with your truck a do what you must do.
They all agreed...you saw the names, they're all mayors, alright?...
...We have made an agreement to avoid trouble with the locals.
We have to be very careful.
So, first...
... we have to get rid of this load of plastic, tires I mean.
Then, one week. from now...
...at this moment we're having soft soils,...
...so, this whole week I will be busy dumping all the other stuff that has to be put in the first layer...
...After that we can start dumping all the other garbage..
... That way we'll show the people that we're not bringing any toxic waste over there, right?...
... to make sure that we can go on dumping the waste.
Paper isn't any good because it burns away quickly,...
... but tires, when they start burning,,..
... the fire doesn't stop.
- Make the (incomprehensible) by fax!.Do everything you've been told to do.
- All right, don't worry.
- I am here at Salvatore's house,
I have talked to him about the money you are going to get...
... and that which he is agreeing upon...
- I don't want him to discuss the price, because I am trying to arrange a better one.
- No! We have made an agreement with you, excuse me ...
Yesterday we have sent the fax that you have agreed upon.
We have an agreement with you, we really don't need anyone at all.
- Alright....
- I want you to prepare everything, because next Monday we will be ready to begin.
- Goodbye.
- Listen, make sure your truck-driver is ready,....
...because they just called me to say that next Monday they want to have a test-load.
No matter what, you have to make him dump that stuff, whether he wants to or not.
If things work out all right, they want to do two truck-loads a day...
...not bad, is it ?
- Sure! But...do you want us to mix the waste up, or can we dump it just like that?
- The first truck-load you should mix it a up bit, after that...
... once the president has agreed....then....you understand?....
The first load, it will be better to mix it up a bit, ok?
- Okay...
- That's how it works, you understand?
- Yes, of course.
- Alright.
Instead of the big truck, it's the small one that arrives...
First they dump a layer with stuff that will keep the fire burning, ..
...which in this case means the tires
Then. on top of the tires they dump other stuff,...
...where they hide small quantities of a different kind of waste in,..
... a special kind of waste, because it is toxic,...
...in small quantities, and then they set fire to it.
They must have a large organization working in this region,...
...because they know the exact way to every location...
...and because each time they use the same methods...
Because at the beginning and at the end of each road they put a signal or sign
So, this writing you see here at the beginning and end of every road, this very unfriendly message.
...It is a secret signal. That is clear, very clear.
It has to do something with illegal waste-treatment.
(''Attention! sucker: go you 60 years old asssholes! 3341715371')' -
--Translator's note: It seems that what we are having here is a typical example of the way in which some circles..
.. in the Freemasonry-cult (I refer to the remark made above by the Public Prosecutor)- make use of a kind of..
'coded language': the repetition of the 'S' -sound which we have in this message here, in the combination of both..
words and numbers, which I have tried to reflect by translating ''aSSSholes'', seems to be meant as a hint to..
the scatological and eschatologicial value of the number '666' from St. John's Gospel...)
- What we have here is some form of waste-mafia that ...
...has deeply infiltrated our political institutions,...
...that is to say because it has corrupted the system of Government Commissioners...
If you investigate those crimes you will eventually find this very powerful social mixture of controlled controllers'...
... which makes that every single employee...
... of the local or regional authorities in charge of the protection of the environment,...
...will finally be controlled ..
...and paid by this mafia.
The same thing goes for every structure that is run...
... by a Commissioner, that is: for every incinerator and every rubbish-dump we have in this country...
Because they were all operating in an illegal way,....
... for they were accepting garbage that they weren't allowed to accept...
... because that garbage caused to exist veritable swamps...
... of black and highly toxic water around those dumps...
And those polluted sewage-ponds were not drained and treated in the way that the law requires,...
...but they let them poison the rivers and the land which surround these dumps.
We are irrigating the land with this water here,...
...because the water from the well is no good.
It's toxic.
That's also because of this dump over there, which has poisoned the ground-water...
I think that dump hasn't been insulated in the right way...
Therefore we are forced to irrigate the tomatoes with drinking water...
That is a big problem
It's because of the dump of Settecainali.
They should clean it up properly...
They have been talking about cleaning it up ...
But they didn't fucking clean up anything over here, I'm sorry for the foul language...
They took away our land,..
... but we didn't receive a dime.
''Blessed Campania'' they used to say,...
... now they should call it ''Campania...
...di fetum'' : ''Land of Dirt''
Anyway, these tomatoes they will end up being served for our dinner...
We will eat them.
We are conducting a war against nature,...
... but that same nature, we are bringing it home,...
... with all her wounds...
... and with all her cries,...
...and that's how we get cancer.
So, we really are preparing a bright future for our children,...
... with respect to the environment,...
... a very fine future indeed.
They say that farming isn't profitable over here...
... and that it's better to have these dumps here,...
...because they produce a larger profit.
So, the farmers, those who had a small piece of land...
...that enabled them to survive,...
... they managed to earn a modest living with it, and to save some money etc...
...And look what they've become now...
...I mean, you can see it for yourself, don't you,...
...the land is hardly producing anything anymore.
Beyond a distance of ten meters from the dump, the soil is literally dead,..
...look, there isn't even growing any grass there, you see.
And look at those pine trees. Those are clearly big trees, aren't they?...
Century old trees they are. Look what has become of them.
I don't fear anybody.
Crimes and ugly things, they happen,...
...nothing can be done against it...
...because these people just don’t care about the damage they do to others...
...But the Prefect, the authorities,
...I mean,...
...they are the ones with power, they have the power to repress crime, they...
They came to see us here. When the dump was being attacked by the local population.
But they came with a battalion of soldiers, and with the police...
A battalion, that means 1000 men....
There were Carabinieri, police...
To cut a long story short :
it was impossible to understand what was going on...
It seemed to me as if we were in the middle of the Iraq-war, ..as if this were Iraq...
I mean, at a certain point you're starting to ask yourself, as a farmer, a peasant I mean,...
...what can I possibly do?