BBC - ITALY: CAN VENICE TURN THE TIDE ON MASS TOURISM?DOCUMENTARY
BBC - ITALY: CAN VENICE TURN THE TIDE ON MASS TOURISM?
PRODUCED, DIRECTED AND EDITED BY INDIA LATHAM
This short documentary presented by Ade Adepitan for BBC News was shot in difficult circumstances in the midst of the pandemic.
The film explored how the pause in tourism, provided by the pandemic was fuelling Venetians to protest, calling for the government to seize the moment and turn the tide on mass tourism. In recent years, mass tourism in Venice has driven up rents and driven out locals, leading some to call the city a “historical theme park”. However, some believe that coronavirus offered an opportunity for change, we met the Venetian residents who were campaigning to protect the heritage of their city.