Sweet Artists

Short documentary about Street Artists in Rome and the fact that they don't receive the adequate tutelage from the Italian government. Some street artists in Rome are fine musicians who have graduated from conservatories and prestigious academies, or professional dancers and dance teachers: they all suffer from an oppressive system that sees street art as a distraction from consumerism; nonetheless, they refuse to back down and keep exhibiting in the streets.

  • Jacopo De Benedictis
    Director
    The Way
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Artisti Distratti
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 11, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jacopo De Benedictis

Jacopo De Benedictis was born in Rome May 20th 1983. He graduated from DAMS film school in 2010.
He has produced four short movies: "The Way" (2014), "Sweet Artists" (2015), "A Shepherd In Rome" (2015), and "Going Higher" (2015).

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Director Statement

Street artists in Rome need to be tutelaged by the government.