Opened in the early 1980s in Rome, “Corviale” is the largest residence building in Europe, hosting more than 8,000 people with a total width of one kilometer. In the residence, Massimo, a former drug-addict and a former criminal; and Alessandro, an artist, decide to set up an association for “handcraft and arts” to provide alternatives for youngsters and the unemployed in the area. Their dream faces many personal and public challenges, with outbreaks of joy and desperation, and a host of “romanity”.
Stefano Casertano resides in Berlin since 2005. After a career in multi-media journalism and a Ph.D. in International Politics at Potsdam University, he founds "Daring House" to produce art-house documentaries and digital scenography for opera concerts. His 2015 production "The Ballad of the Homeless" (Monica Manganelli) won the LA Short Fest (Oscar qualifier), a special prize at Italy's "Nastri d'Argento" and has been a candidate at "Davide di Donatello" awards. As a director, Stefano's first film "The Last Days of Tacheles" was screened at the official competition of the Rome Independent Film Festival and received an honorable mention at the Berlin International Film Awards.