Aglauco Casadio, 1960

People in Comacchio are torn between poverty and squalor, houses and walls tend to crumble because of the brackish environment and there are few job opportunities. Reclamation has just started but livelihood is still possible only through the sale of fish and, apart from few permit owners, most fishermen are harpooners. The documentary film focuses on the eternal fight in the valleys between the illegal fishermen and the guards. They are opposed to each other but also strictly bond by poverty. They share the same miserable living conditions: the guards as well as the illegal fishermen have to keep to what they do in order to make a living but then at the local inn in the evening they all seat around the same table.