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The Last Dwellers of the Vele

The Vele in Scampia, Naples, represent a clear example of how a social and housing experiment can fail if not supported by the institutions. The evocative and futuristic constructions by architect Franz Di Salvo have been cannibalized since the beginning by thousands of needy people who occupied them before they could be assigned to legitimate tenants. Over the years crime and decay lead to the demolition of 3 of the original 7 structures, and to the recent regulation which ratifies the upcoming destruction of the remaining. Some tenants have already been moved to new houses. Meanwhile, the Vele remain inhabited here and there, by some hundreds of desperate people who have nowhere else to go: the last dwellers of the Vele. ENG SUBS AVAILABLE - JUST CLICK ON THE ICON

  • salvatore polizzi
  • salvatore polizzi
  • sergio denza
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  • lorenzo liparulo
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  • omero benfenati
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  • Marco Griffini
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Gli ultimi abitanti delle Vele
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    8 minutes 2 seconds
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    December 29, 2016
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Director Biography - salvatore polizzi

Born in Palermo in 1976 and grown up in Naples, Italy.
Since 2003 author, producer and director of over 80 independent short movies, including documentaries, music videos, web commercials, art videos, and the feature-lenght independent anthology movie Napoli Underground.

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