Life Away from the spotlight
On a camper turned into a mobile newsroom we drove up and down the river for 2.000 km, almost 3 times its length.
We travelled from Venice to Turin, a journey upstream along the Po River. It was like crossing a forgotten region, an almost exotic land in the heart of Italy’s north plain, the industrial and agricultural engine of the country.
The Po River flows across the most densely populated and richest area of Italy, but its banks are almost abandoned. A stretch of land that remains isolated and preserved: we called it the 21st Italian region, a repository of human stories, biodiversity and beauty – but also a reservoir of abuses and neglect.
This multimedia project was an excuse to explore life away from the spotlight and the glamour of big cities and to tell current stories about the father of all Italian rivers, its identity and its traditions. We travelled in a campervan that was turned into a newsroom, a field kitchen and a living room to welcome the people that we met along the river.
Check out the web-doc on Corriere.it (best seen on Chrome).