MAYBE THINGS WILL CHANGE “I tried to create a story to express my distress and rage. A story that
Neda is a fifty-year-old Roman woman who grew up in the old part
of the city, right near the Colosseum. But today she no longer lives
in her old neighborhood. She lives in Ponte di Nona, in the heart of
the “new center” on the outskirts of Rome. Sara, too, lives and grew
up in Ponte di Nona; she is eighteen years old and is one of the few
girls there who has had the chance to go to high school. Through the
words of the two women, the political dynamics behind the creation
of new residential estates emerge: neighborhoods condemned to decay
and neglect, constructed without any infrastructure, public
transportation or areas to gather in.
can silently follow the lives, the thoughts and the discovery of marvelous
people like Neda, Sara and the other inhabitants of Ponte di Nona
who agreed to participate in the film. A silence that is willing to
understand, but also simply curious to see, to search for the wounds
and the injustice in this reality, but also the glimpses of hope and
MAYBE THINGS WILL CHANGE
“I tried to create a story to express my distress and rage. A story that
Andrea Segre (Dolvo, Venice, Italy, 1976) has a research doctorate in the sociology of communications from the University of Bologna. For ten years he has been making documentaries for television and cinema, in particular about migration. His major works include Marghera Canale Nord, which was selected for the 60TH Venice Film Festival, PIP49, an episode of the project Che cosa manca, A sud di Lampedusa, La mal’ombra, which competed at the 2007 Torino Film Festival, and Come un uomo sulla terra, a finalist for the David di Donatello in 2008. He is now developing his first fiction film, Shun Li e il Poeta, whose screenplay won the prize for Best European Project at the 2008 Rome Film Festival and was selected at the Atelier of the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. He is also the founder of the ZaLab association.
Lo sterminio dei popoli zingari (doc., 1997), Berlino 1999, il muro nella testa (doc., 1999), Marghera Canale Nord (coregia/codirector Francesco Cressati, doc., 2003), Pip49 (cm, doc., 2006), Dio era un musicista (doc., 2004), La mal’ombra (doc., 2007), Come un uomo sulla terra (doc., 2008).
Piccola Bottega Baltazar,
Collettivo Angelo Mai
Luca Li Calsi,
Gabriele Li Calsi