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  • You walk, under the sun, nobody in your view. You just pay attention to where you put your feet. On the main road of the village rocks, glasses, wood and scrub make your walk difficult. Everything is abandoned. The walls of houses felt and nobody tried to rebuild them. The windows crashed, and nobody tried to repair them. The old church is stil there, trying to reach her sky, but you can't get in because of the scaffolding. This is Poggioreale, Sicilian village destroyed by an earthquake in 1968. In those days, the public opinion was shocked to find that in SIcily people still lived that way. The Belice's earthquake, as it was called, by the name of the valley, became a symbol of Italian's rural underdevelopment. Now, Poggioreale is a symbol of a "throwaway" attitude towards the earth, towards the place where we born, we live, we die. The village destroyed? Well, let's abandon it to the nature (which doesn't know what to do with it) and build a new, prefab, one.
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