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by Gianluca De Serio, Massimiliano De Serio


Over one thousand people of different nationalities live among rats and rubbish in shacks slapped together out of metal sheets and wood.
It’s the platz, one of the largest shanty towns in Europe, on the banks of the river Stura in Turin. Many children, women and old people have been living here for years in what has become a practically invisible microcosm that will soon no longer exist.
By December 2014 a very ambitious project with a high social impact and involving many problematic issues, envisages the dismantling of the huts and the immediate relocation of the families into normal housing. River memories provides an account of the life in this shanty town during its last remaining days, amid distress, drama, hope and scenes from a different way of life.

international title: River Memories
original title: I Ricordi del Fiume
country: Italy
year: 2015
genre: documentary
directed by: Gianluca De Serio, Massimiliano De Serio
screenplay: Gianluca De Serio, Massimiliano De Serio
cinematography by: Gianluca De Serio
film editing: Stefano Cravero
music: Minus & Plus
producer: Alessandro Borrelli
production: La Sarraz Pictures Srl
backing: Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Regione Piemonte, Mibact
distributor: La Sarraz Distribuzione

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