Open to the Public (Aperti al pubblico)

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Closing Night: THE CALL and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Vogue Theatre Sun, Dec 2 7:15 PM
THE CALL (La Convocazione) and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Aperti al Pubblico), Two award-winning documentaries from Festival dei Popoli The festival is proud to close with two outstanding documentaries that won awards at Italy’s prestigious documentary film festival, Festival dei Popoli: THE CALL, directed by Enrico Maisto and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, directed by Silvia Bellotti. Director Silvia Bellotti will attend the Closing Night Screening. The Closing Night screening will also include the announcement of the festival’s City of Florence Award for the best feature film in competition. man can change his life by trying to change the world. The whole world, one step at a time.
Film Info
Category:Documentary
Country:Italy
Year:2017
Running Time:60 min.
Language:Italian
Credits
Director:Silvia Bellotti
Producer:Parallelo 41 produzioni
Arci Movie
RaiCinema
with the support by FilmaP produzione Ponticelli
Antonella di Nocera
FilmaP
Cinematographer:Silvia Bellotti
Editor:Lea Dicursi

Description

The social housing authority of Naples manages the 40,000 public housing units of the city and province. Its offices, open twice a week, become the stage of vigorous verbal arguments between the employees—whose task is to apply norms and regulations with impartiality—and the multitudes of applicants who need help with housing. The people who apply for assistance are a diverse and quirky group, often living in existential and personal conditions that defy classification, thus presenting cases that cannot be easily solved. The beleaguered but kind social workers, who are truly on the front lines dealing with Naples’ impoverished citizens, face the system’s deficiencies with creative solutions, open hearts, and occasionally fraying patience. Bellotti takes on the bureaucratic process with humor, pathos, and a keen sense of humanity. Open To The Public won the Premio del Pubblico (Audience Award) at the 2017 Festival dei Popoli.

Additional Information

Silvia Bellotti (born Rome, 1982) was a columnist for the newspapers Il Fatto Quotidiano.it and Quaderni de l'Ora. In 2013 she was a finalist for the Morricone Award, a section of the Ilaria Alpi Award. In 2014, she attended the first edition of the workshop FilmaP – Atelier di Cinema del Reale in Naples, where she directed the short film Il foglio, which screened in competition at the Torino Film Festival in 2015, and Open to the Public, her first feature documentary film.