Cities on The Edge- Events at FACT

“In conversation with Roberto Saviano”

Venue: FACT Centre, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool
Date & time: 4th March 2008, 7pm – 8.30pm
££ free

Booking: FACT box office.

The high profile author of the much publicised “Gomorrah: Italy’s other mafia” will be talking about his own personal experiences of the Camorra – the Neapolitan mafia – and the far-reaching effects their influence has had on Italian society.

The lecture will be chaired by John Dickie of University College London, one of the leading UK experts on the mafia. A short debate will follow the lecture including contributions from selected law enforcement experts across Europe and questions from the floor.

Followed by…
UK premiere of “Biùtiful cauntri”
Time: 9.00pm – 11.00pm

The films director Andrea d’ambrosio, and producer Peppe Ruggiero will present this unmissable and important film. Their documentary examines the growing environmental time-bomb the Campania region of Italy is wrestling with, highlighting just how far the influence of the Camorra can reach. An organisation now even prepared to profit from people’s rubbish and put the lives of the general public at risk through their actions.

“Is it possible to live like this in the third millennium?
The waste problem covers vast and complex mechanisms that involve public health, politics and the economy.

It is a problem that has erupted like a monstrous volcano in the Campania region, one of the most beautiful and renowned corners of Italy.

Yet the problem lies there, below the surface; an apocalyptic massacre waiting to happen to humankind”,
Esmeralda Calabria, Andrea D’ambrosio, Peppe Ruggiero

This event is produced as part of Liverpool Culture Company’s “Cities on the Edge” programme – a European cultural partnership of port cities (Liverpool, Bremen, Naples, Marseilles, Istanbul, Gdansk).