As nationalism and anti-immigration campaigns shake and split Europe, photojournalist Tommaso Bonaventura went last winter to a small village in southern Italy where immigrants had given new life to the town emptied of its young inhabitants seeking jobs elsewhere. But last year, the mayor decided to close the immigrants' residence, forcing them to leave the town of Ripabottoni. What happened next may come as a surprise: a popular revolt against the mayor was launched as residents realized that the migrants may have been the village's last chance at rebirth.
Il Bar — ©Tommaso Bonaventura/OneShot
OneShot is a new digital format to tell the story of a single photograph in an immersive one-minute video.
Can you trust environmental officials?
It could have sunk because of the rain.
Women from the Surkha village have to travel several kilometers to find potable water
A questionable claim
Living in pollution
The mining work should have been stopped long ago
The mine has affected the landscape around the villages
Resisting lignite mining
They were dependent on others' land for work.
"We let them have our land for over 20 years," says Gohil.