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Limbo after prison

“I am in the 26th year here. I came thanks to a scholarship, then I started having economical difficulties.. I started selling drugs, until I ended up in jail. Once you get in jail, you enter a vicious circle, it’s hard to get out it. When your term is finished, …

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The street is for “different” people

Roberto has always lived on the street, even his father was a homeless, but for him it’s still a choice: “I don’t like to live like the ‘normal’ people. I prefer to save the money I’d spend on the rent, and organise myself on the street instead”.

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Sex hookups in Termini

Termini has always been a place for sexual hookup’s, especially for male and transgender prostitutes. We talked with one young guy who comes to Rome on weekends to raise some money, because, as he says, “there will always be someone who starts talking to me, here”. The video, by Francesco …

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French in Rome, but half Italian

“I’ve always found Italy to be loved a lot abroad, so I wanted to check for myself if I’d fit well in here, being half Italian”. The story of Tania, who grew up in France and the US, but she felt she’d like it better in Italy, so she moved …

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Goodbye Termini Underground

Termini Underground was a dance school under the train platforms of Termini. It’s also where TerminiTv was born, and where our full documentary will start from. Here Prince, one of the dancers we met there, shares with us a visit to the old door, now locked away by a gate …

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A ghost city 2018

What would happen if you walked around your city at night in full summertime, with people who can tell you stories about abandoned and forgotten spaces and times? This is “A Ghost City”, a Stalker-No working idea for L’Estate Romana 2018. While here is the full video of last year’s …

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Termini memories, the centre of Esquilino

Rome Termini’s railway station sees 500.000 passengers passing by its hall everyday, compared to the 25.000 residents in its adjacent neighborhood Esquilino. A paradox that can be easily explained by its “atopos” status, a place of transit, where most people stay just for a short time. Therefore, the few residents …

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Rome’s most ancient walls? In Termini

Termini. Cornerstone of Modern Rome deals with the fate of one of the oldest and largest tangible remains of ancient Rome: the fourth century BC city wall, incorporated in the city’s symbol of modernity, the central train station of Termini. Through a “heritageography” of the renowned station, the book tells a …

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Ismail the invisible homeless in Termini

Ismail regrets coming to Italy, from Tunisia. He says “it was the worst decision” of his life. Here he had an accident, one year ago, that left him unable to work. Alone and broke as he is, he spends most of his time in Termini railway station, looking for some …

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