Walking the line: new documentary on Southern Gas Corridor
Counter Balance, Platform and Re:Common are pleased to announce the launch of the webdocumentary “Walking the Line”.
Watch the documentary here: http://globalmotion.pageflow.io/walkingtheline#37823
This webdocumentary presents the risks associated with the Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline or Southern Gas Corridor. One of the biggest pipelines ever conceived, the corridor is supposed to stretch 3500 km from Azerbaijan to Italy and supply Europe with gas for many decades to come.
Inspired by a visit to Azerbaijan during the European Games in 2015, this webdoc takes us on a journey from Caucasus to London, via Italy. It tells the stories of the Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience Khadija Ismayilova and Intigam Aliyev as well as that of the young entrepreneurs, artists and citizens of the community of Melendugno in southern Italy protesting against the construction of the western section of the corridor (the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, TAP) – now expected to receive a 2 billion euros loan from the European Investment Bank.
The production of this documentary is part of a bigger NGO campaign exposing the harmful impacts of this project. At the end of the webdoc an online petition has been added calling on the European Investment Bank (EIB) not to finance this project - for which it's considering the biggest loan in its history.