|The Challenge of Venice|
|Venice faces major challenges to its survival due to rising waters and sinking land.|
The Challenge of Venice (Michele Barca, Nicola Pittarello, Italy, 2013; 60 min.) An inextricable relationship links Venice to her salty, fresh and brackish waters, an inexhaustible resource, yet at the same time, a threat to the city's survival. Regulating the water has always formed a part of the city's history, and over the centuries has involved both major and minor interventions in the lagoon in order to maintain it's delicate balance. A decision was made to protect Venice with a massive system of Mobile Barriers: MO.S.E. (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico). Will the M.O.S.E project solve the Venice's problem?