The films

Stava 19th July

The short fictional documentary entitled “Stava 19th July” tells the story of the Prestavèl fluorite mine from the early 1960s up to the disaster on 19th July 1985.

It makes use of highly sophisticated shooting techniques and special effects to reconstruct the various phases of the mining activities, the process of mineral enrichment and the building of the mineral waste facility from the early 1960s up to their catastrophic failure.

The film was produced thanks to funds from the Autonomous Province of Trento and the Municipality of Tesero, with the sponsorship of the Italian National Research Council/Group for the Prevention of Hydrogeological Hazards and the Department of Earth Sciences of Modena and Reggio Emilia University.

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The documentary film of National Geographic

National Geographic produced a documentary film on the Stava valley catastrophe. This documentary, realized in collaboration with the Stava 1985 Foundation, was broadcast all over the world.

On request, this film can be projected also in English.

The documentary film of History Channel

In collaboration with the Stava 1985 Foundation, History Channel produced a short documentary film in English on the 19th July 1985 catastrophe.

This film is projected on request.

The Balcan’s Stava

Un momento delle riprese per il film documentario La Stava dei Balcani.

A documentary film and a book entitled “Sgorigrad-Stava. Identical disasters” describes the analogies between the Sgorigrad disaster in Bulgaria and the Stava disaster. The film is available in English, Italian and Bulgarian, as well as the book.

The film is projected on request.

DVD video language: English
audio: Dolby digital 5.1
format: 16:9
length: 24 minutes