Art “Minamata” in ten frames 
ArtPhotographycinemaphotography

“Minamata” in ten frames 

Giulia Guido

Presented at the Berlin Film Festival in 2020, arriving in Italy on Sky in September 2021, “Minamata” directed by Andrew Levitas has unfortunately passed into obscurity due to the legal issues involving Johnny Depp

The film traces the events of the famous war photographer William Eugene Smith during the last years of his life, when he was convinced to leave for Japan to investigate some events that have involved for years the inhabitants of the town of Minamata. Here, through the power of images, Eugene manages to tell and show the world the damage that Mercury poisoning had on people, but also to denounce the factory responsible for this disaster. 

“Minamata” tells a touching story related to photography and that also relies on photography and image more than words. 

Il caso Minamata
Il caso Minamata
Il caso Minamata
Il caso Minamata
Il caso Minamata
Il caso Minamata
ArtPhotographycinemaphotography
Written by Giulia Guido
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