Film Festival in Rebibbia
On December 20th, at the Rebibbia Nuovo Complesso prison, the docufilm Rebibbia 24 will be presented, created with the support of MiBACT and SIAE, as part of the "Sillumina - Private copy for young people and culture" initiative.
Thanks to the Bando Sillumina, with the support of MiBACT and SIAE, a group of students from the DAMS Roma Tre University had the opportunity to bring the cameras inside the Rebibbia Auditorium: from students of the Theater and Cinema Laboratory they became collaborators professionals in the Rebibbia 24 project that tells the behind the scenes of art in prison, at 24 frames per second.
The young people involved in the project: Giulia Ammendolia, Filippo Giovannelli, Miriam Lomuscio, Mariangela Montaina, Federica Spada, Giulia Sperduti and Yaya Jia. Just Yaya, a Chinese student in Italy for a couple of years, is the common thread that unites the personal history of each person to that mysterious, disturbing, surprising place that is the Prison and its Theater. Yaya, passionate about performing arts, enters for the first time in an unthinkable context for the standards of justice and punishment of her immense country: in Italy there are prisons that enclose theaters that contain men who are just as prisoners as artists. The amazement of Yaya is reflected in the eyes of his fellow students, who accompany her - each with her own story - in this sort of initiatory journey towards the understanding of the mystery of the freedom of art, which breaks down walls, gates, prejudices.
The Docu Rebibbia 24 is shot with the optical technology of the latest generation of smartphones, image stabilizers, drones, underwater cameras. The boys are protagonists in various roles: scriptwriters, filming operators, editors. Next to them are seven students from the "Roberto Rossellini" Cine-tv State Institute who collaborated in the filming and musicians of the Band of the Popular School of Music of Testaccio, led by Silverio Cortesi, who gave life to a new version of Jailhouse Rock of Elvis Presley, shot right on the stage of Rebibbia.