Seveso – Tutto è cambiato

The Seveso desaster was a chemical spill that occurred in 1976 at the Icmesa chemical plant in Meda, Italy, 20 kilometers north of Milan. On July 10, 1976 a build-up of heat in one of the reactors led to a rapid rise in pressure and temperature, culminating in an explosion. The expanding cloud of toxic dioxin poisened a densely populated area of the municipalities of Seveso, Meda, Desio and Cesano Maderno. This accident was ranked eighth in the list of the worst man-made environmental disasters by the Time magazine in 2010.

I created the illustrations for this video with watercolor on paper. The video had been realized in 2016 for the 30 years celebration of the Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente and for the commemoration of the 40th year of the disaster in the ICMESA plant. Client: Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente. Film written, directed and produced by Eugenio Bollani, PÈM S.R.L., Milano, Italy.

Later Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente released the film “Seveso – tutto è cambiato” on Youtube:

Video: Seveso – Tutto è cambiato