“Ciao bella!" How many women have heard these words on the street? And how
many men shouted them without even thinking about it?
We posed these questions directly to the people on those very streets to understand what the general opinion is on cat-calling, a seemingly universally recognised phenomenon.
But are people fully aware of its significance? Do they believe it to be harassment or simply a playful compliment?
This documentary starts off by asking these questions on the streets of Rome, but delves so much deeper as conflicting views and feelings emerge from those who are the giving and receiving end of catcalling.
Linking all of the emotions expressed by the public is the insightful narration of an expert in gender studies, who will explain in fascinating detail the roots of this phenomenon and the patriarchal system that underlies it.