Between Vesuvius, the Aeolian Islands and Etna, Italy is home to some of the highest risk volcanoes on Earth. And today, experts all agree to say that Naples’ region is exposed to a major threat, an imminent eruption.
But no one can tell when this will happen, and where the danger will come from. How can we protect the bay? How have people been living for millennia with the threat of spectacularly destructive eruptions?
Both a historical and a scientific investigation, using cutting-edge science along with spectacular aerial footage, this film follows an international team of experts as they peer into the depths of these fire mountains to prevent a future tragedy.
Together, they explore and model the complex geological process behind eruptions to predict the possible scenarios and improve their forecasting. A race against time to protect the 3-million people living at these volcanoes’ feet.
Direction: Laurence Thiriat
Production: Artline Films & MyMax for France Télévisions and RAI
Brussels Scientific Film Festival 2024