Illegal Portraits

Director: Romano Montesarchio • Italy

Welcome to Parco Saraceno, a derelict neighborhood in southeast Italy. Built in the 1960s, its run-down houses once held the promise of suburban coastal bliss. Now home to a community of squatters, the development is a portrait of both poverty and resilience. Without power or resources, the residents persevere, finding new ways to live among the ruins and maintain their way of life—and their dignity.

Language: Italian
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 71 Min.
Festival Program: Spotlight Architecture, Documentary 

Program Partners:

51-SB-Sundance51-SB-CAB51-SB-Arcelor 51-SB-Tribune

51-SB-Driehaus 51-SB-ItalianTradeAgency51-SB-ITC