Maldives are formed by 1.190 coral islands, between Arabian sea and Laccadive sea: there’s no place to build a modern garbage dump, as you can more easily do in a larger territory. Every day from Malé a lot of of trucks go to Thilafushi island to dump tons of garbage. After burning it, garbage is thrown into the sea. For about 100 men from Bangladesh this is a very hard job. The biologist Professor Paolo Galli from Milano Bicocca University and cde.cosulting are studying how to get a solution for garbage disposal. In the last 10 years, the increasing number of tourists and of general consumerism have developed tons of waste. These images are the TEASER of a work-in-progress documentary: our aim is making people discuss and find a solution, and not criticizing what Maldivian government is doing (or not doing) about it.

These images were shot with the help of Giulio Pedretti, my partner in this project, and with the support of Paolo Galli and Bicocca University, which have created a research outpost center on Magoodhoo island (Fafoo Atoll) where biologists and students can study the ocean bed.