The village of Fabbriche, Tuscany, is submerged by releasing the waters of a nearby dam.
Fabbriche, Tuscany, Italy.
Title in Italian reads 'Val Garfagnana - Inondazione Artificiale'.
The village of Fabbriche, Tuscany is submerged by releasing the waters of a dam to make a huge water basin for generating energy.
LS. Villagers leaving their houses. LS. General view of the village, tucked away in a valley. LS. The dam. Man pulls a lever to open sluice gates. Water pouring through the dam after sluice gates are opened. Various shots of the water gradually rising in the village until only the roofs of houses and the church are seen.
Date found in the old record - 14/07/1947. Italian voiceover.