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by Paolo Civati


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.

international title: Castro
original title: Castro
country: Italy
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Paolo Civati
film run: 82'
screenplay: Paolo Civati, Giulia Moriggi
cinematography by: Valentina Summa
film editing: Andrea Maguolo, Sara Zavarise
music: Valerio Camporini Faggioni
producer: Carolina Levi, Paolo Civati, Valentina Summa, Ludovic Van Pachterbeke
production: Tangram Film
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