The “equipped camp” in via di Salone – Rome – is the biggest Roma camp in Europe. 1200 people from different nationalities – from Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia – are living there.
The camp is located on the remote outskirts of town, not connected by public transport, and it hasn’t got any communal space. The distance between the container-houses is just about two meters. In the morning, children go to school very far away thanks to a school bus service, given the distance and the rush hour traffic, the usually arriveat least one hour late.
The documentary follows daily life in the camp: men and women looking for a way to survive with small jobs, children going to school in the morning; teenagers without anything to do the whole day – many of them actually don’t have papers –. Although they were born in Italy, they don’t have Italian nationality. Nor they can have their parents’ nationality, in consequence of the implosion of Former Yugoslavia.
Italy, 2013 – ‘8
Director: Stefano Liberti and Enrico Parenti
Editing by: Chiara Russo
Produced with the support of: Open Society Foundation.
In collaboration with: Associazione 21 Luglio.