Project Description


Directed by Paolo Civati
2016, Italy
82′, Color, HD

The “Castro” was an occupied building in Rome, Italy. A shelter for those left behind, for many people a home which none of them owned. For more than ten years it has been a chance of life for many families. Yesterday it was tolerated, today it exists no more. More than a year in the making to reveal the everyday life of a  community living in extraordinary circumstances. The Castro is like a Tower of Babel telling his own story with a thousand infections but the same semantics: the denial of rights, the unresolved needs.

Directed by: Paolo Civati
Written by: Paolo Civati, Giulia Moriggi
Original Music: Valerio Camporini Faggioni
Photography: Valentina Summa
Editing: Andrea Maguolo, Sara Zavarise
Sound and sound editing: Ludovic Van Pachterbeke
Sound mix: Lauren Martin
Delegate of production: Giulia Campagna
Post-production: Magui Studio
Produced by: Carolina Levi and Paolo Civati, in association with Valentina Summa and Ludovic Van Pachterbeke
In collaboration with: IRP – Infinity Road Pictures and Studio Empire Digital

With: Claudio Prevost Capuozzo, Deborah Tiso, Roberto Cappelli, Francesco Guarini, Assunta Pasquire, Luigi Pasquire, Amedh Habbechi Khalil, Janis Corso, Sara Bendekhil, Saba Naomi Gamal Ismail, Elnsheeli Ibrahim, Sabrina Casali, Filomena Amadio

Millenium International Documentary Film Festival Bruxelles 2017
Festival Cinema Africano, Asia e America Latina 2017
57° Festival dei Popoli 2016 – Entertainment Award, Imperdibili Award, Mymovies Award-Il Cinema dalla parte del pubblico
Il Mese del Documentario 2016/2017
Premio Solinas 2014 – Finalist Project
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Histoire D’It