LA CELLA ZERO

CELL ZERO

By Salvatore ESPOSITO

ASSOCIAZIONE SEDICICORTO - as FEST

Documentary - Completed 2014


Festivals
& Awards

LECCE FILM FEST, ITALY 2015
Official Selection
CORTOIMOLA FESTIVAL, ITALY 2015
Official Selection
ROMA FILM CORTO, ITALY 2015
Official Selection
COFFI CORTO FILM FEST, ITALY 2015
Best Documentary
CORTOCINEMA PISTOIA, ITALY 2015
Official Selection
FASTNET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, IRELAND 2015
Official Selection
ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY 2015
Special Mention - section LOCATION NEGATA
L'ANELLO DEBOLE, ITALY 2015
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 12 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Salvatore ESPOSITO
    • Writer(s)
    • Salvatore ESPOSITO, Pietro IOIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Salvatore ESPOSITO, Andrea POSTIGLIONE
    • Synopsis
    • The 'Cell Zero' is an empty room with a window always closed and the walls clear. It's the place where, according to the story of who were there, the inmates were brought, in the jail of Naples, to be beaten by some prison officers. In some cases, perhaps, even to death.
      For the first time, former inmates decide to publicly tell their personal experience of violence in prison. For them, talking is dangerous because of their social problems: many of them know that they will return to prison and talking about the ‘Cell Zero’ may cost them their lives. Federico Perna died in prison in Naples on November 8, 2013. He died of ischemic, according to the autopsy. But his mother, Nobila, did not resigned. On the body of the 34-year-old man there were evident signs of beatings.
      The Poggioreale prison in Naples has a capacity of 1630 inmates. The time has come to hold up to 3000. The famous Cell Zero was born in 1981. In 2013, after complaints of detainees, the Department of Penitentiary launched an internal investigation. A few months later, the director of the prison Teresa Abate was transferred. Some prison officers were removed from the wards. To this day, there are no other reports of violence suffered by detainees. The judiciary is investigating past cases.
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