Francesca Balbo was born in Milan where she currently lives with her child.
In that part of Sardinia which winds its way between the Trexenta, Campidano and Gennargentu areas runs a timeless train, whose passage is waved on by small yellow dots brandishing a green and red signal paddle, the level-crossing keepers. A job that has been passed down from mother to daughter to niece for generations.
They are there to halt the traffic to let the train pass, just a few hundred kilometres of secondary track which crosses secondary roads travelled by cars, tractors, sheep and three wheeled Ape's.
The Docuweb le (r)esistenti results from the idea to tell the story of 27 women living in L'Aquila who had the strength to keep on with their daily life, never stop working and beginning anew after the terrible earthquake in Abruzzo in 2009.