Japigia Gagí - Storie di Rom
Francesco De Napoli, Giovanni Princigalli
Giovanni Chiapparino, Dainef Tomescu, Maria Grazia Abbatantuono, Lorenzo Manarini
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In Japigia, a neighborhood in the periphery of Bari, Italy, a small community of Rom (Gypsies) carve out an existence in an illegal, ramshackle encampment. The local church has offered them a piece of land with prefabricated houses, but the town hall is preventing this offer due to their own plans for a future a railway station. Continually in danger of evacuation and making a living primarily by begging for money, the Rom still manage to foster a strong community and lively social atmosphere.