[This event will be held in Italian] Screening of the documentary “Bloody Money” by Sacha Biazzo (Italy 2018, 26') shortlisted in the Investigative Medium section. Q&A with the author.
Bloody Money is a journalistic investigation into waste trafficking in Italy and the political system which lies behind it – corrupted tenders, illicit waste disposal, and bribes. For months, journalist Sacha Biazzo has worked with an infiltrator, former cooperating witness Nunzio Perrella, who got in contact with intermediaries linked to Regione Campania, the local government of one of the largest Southern Italian regions. Here, hundreds of millions of euros have been invested into waste disposal, without solving the chronical emergency affecting Naples and its surroundings. Meanwhile, the costs of waste management went up, and corrupted politicians got richer. After spreading the word that they were interested in waste trafficking, Bloody Money team ended up sitting at the table where big negotiations take place. As a result of their discovering, Italian magistrates opened an inquiry and seventeen peoples are currently under investigation.
Sacha Biazzo is a journalist and videomaker. Since 2013, he has been working for the Italian online magazine Fanpage.it, where he films and produces video news reports of current events, as well as investigative and reportage documentaries. Previously, he collaborated with the online newspapers Corriere.it and H24, and with the all-news television channel Tgcom24. Some of his works have been published on Repubblica.it and Lastampa.it.