CŒUROPE - The dark heart of Europe

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Category
Society / Social / Human Interest / Creative Doc / Author
Duration
60'
Episodes
1
Direction
Giovanni Troilo
Versions
Italian / English / French
Production Company
Todos Contentos y Yo Tambien and Magnolia
Year of production
2016

Charleroi “La Ville Noire”, a small town close to Bruxelles, can be taken as a symbol of the whole Europe. With the collapse of manufacturing industry, the rising unemployment, the increasing immigration, the outbreak of micro-criminality and the lack of a shared identity, today’s social unease reflects on the lives of the citizens and the physical environment they live in. The roads, once blooming and neat, appear today desolated and abandoned, as factories keep closing down. Paradoxically a new idea of Europe can be born again right here, where Europe is facing its end.