Nisida

Laura Rastrelli. 2006. Italy, France. vo Italian. 100’

A prison on the island of Nisida, in Naples, is home to 40 adolescents aged between 14 and 21. The kids design masks to hide their identities during the shooting of the film. It is this very facet which contributes to establishing an increasingly intimate rapport with three of the inmates – Enzo, Rosario and Samir, confronted by prison life, invite us to share their daily routine of school and work, boredom and captivity. They also recount their stories and share their moments of hope and disappointment. If the objective of their punishment is, as stated in the Constitution, re-education, the film questions the compatibility between learning and imprisonment.