Hard to feel empathy for miners in this age of clean energy activism and it’s even harder to escape the sensation that Dal Profondo / From the Depths asks precisely for this. Presented from the angle of a Italian woman-miner and her reflections on her past and future, Valentina Pedicini’s documentary works when it combines raw image with inventive score and sound design. It lifts above the cloud of dust and dread during a majestic scene when we follow miners into the shower, all while one of them breaks into a shattering version of Nessun Dorma, exploding our hearts with an injection of pure humanity.
Tramontate, stelle! All'alba vincerò!