"Kronos" 1991 is an organization set up by the Centre for Ecological Studies in Rome to awaken public opinion to the dangers and destructive power of pollution.
Zoom to close-up of houses behind smoke thrown up by factories near Rome
Drains pouring into Tiber near Tiber island
Demonstrators marching dressed in hoods and masks symbolising death by pollution, carrying coffin, dolls cup up in bits. Placards with pictures of green country and word "yesterday" in Italian (isri) and picture of desolate country with word "today" (oggi). Sound of tambourines in funeral march.
Child with placard carrying doll with anti-gas mask with-??? Colosseum in background. Placards with 1991 signifying year in which world should be entirely polluted.
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Background: "Kronos" 1991 is an organization set up by the Centre for Ecological Studies in Rome to awaken public opinion to the dangers and destructive power of pollution. To this purpose they are using depicting the death and funeral of Nature killed by pollution. The organization has branches in most of the main towns of Italy, Turin, Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples, Syracuse. Its aim is to combat existing pollution with mora. humanistic and scientific methods and prevent it in the future. Last year the Italian govt, began in earnest to discover and eliminate sources of pollution both of air and water, especially along the Italian coast near Rome, Genoa, Venice where thousands of factories and city drains were flowing rubbish into the sea. "Kronos" 1991 is an autonomous but has embarked on the same campaign of cleanliness using also scientific research methods in collaborate with laboratories aborad, especially Sweden and Switzerland.