Backstreet Tales is a project that has the aim of telling life of the suburbs of Rome and its inhabitants with the narrative form of the documentary. It was presented for the first time at the contest “ Mamma Roma e i suoi quartieri”, where it won the Special Jury Prize. For the contest Stories Lived, we decided to offer the story of Vanessa, a South American transgender who lives in Pigneto, a problematic neighborhood of Rome.
About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Carmine Vitillo
Carmine Vitillo is the Backstreet Tales video editor. He has created the documentary in collaboration with Francesco Santosuosso, who has intercepted the characters, and Daniele Cambria, who handled the shoot.