The docufilm 'Rebibbia Lockdown' by director Fabio Cavalli explains the possibility to reeducation for prisoners

The docufilm ‘Rebibbia Lockdown’ by director Fabio Cavalli was presented at the 78th edition of the Venice International Film Festival and was born from an idea of ​​the former minister Paola Severino.

The documentary film tells the experience of four Luiss University students with a group of inmates from the High Security Department of the Rebibbia prison. The two foreign worlds are now united by the state of detention imposed by the contagion. A close correspondence relationship is born. For months, the boys and the prisoners reveal themselves to each other through the tortuous paths of pain, between fears and hopes. Finally, they will meet in the place of knowledge: the Rebibbia university classroom. In search of a new humanism.

The former Minister of Justice Paola Severino explained: “We combined the solitude of prison and pupils,” and added “Prison is nothing other than itself. People have made mistakes, of course, but there is also re-education and the hope of getting out of it. And Rai Cinema has witnessed this hope. We would not be here without their sensitivity “.

Rebibbia Lockdown is a Clipper Media production with Rai Cinema, in collaboration with Luiss Guido Carli and with the support of the Lazio Region – Regional Cinema Fund. Made thanks to the availability of the Ministry of Justice – Department of the Penitentiary Administration. “Thanks to Rai Cinema – added Severino -, we must be proud of a public service that speaks of a constitutional right. Thanks to Fabio Cavalli and his sensitivity: it seemed to everyone that we were only doing what we do every day.”

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