filmmaker & visual journalist


As Italy emerges from coronavirus COVID-19 catastrophe, families try to recover loved ones from a lonely grave.

So small are the plastic white crosses, from a distance they’re barely visible.

But a closer look reveals they are part of a field of recently dug graves, not far from the centre of one of Italy’s largest and most sophisticated cities.

Each cross has a name and a plot number on it.

In a section of the Maggiore cemetery in Milan, 128 victims of COVID-19 were buried at the height of the first wave of the pandemic.

The reportage was published on ABC Australia

Scripted, directed and edited by Eugenio Grosso and Davide Preti

August 2020