“Caput Musicae”, the docu-film shot in lockdown by Roman students that embraces the center and the periphery

“Caput Musicae”, the docu-film shot in lockdown by Roman students that embraces the center and the periphery
“Caput Musicae”, the docu-film shot in lockdown by Roman students that embraces the center and the periphery

How do you connect young people from the center and the periphery in lockdown if not with music? Thus was born the docu-film shot entirely by a group of students: 30 to be exact, enrolled in three different schools, with the support of 13 teachers. Not surprisingly, the project is called “Caput Musicae, between center and periphery: Omnia Vincit Musica”. The trailer was released on 13 September: on the occasion of the start of the new school year.

The protagonists of the docu-film, shot in lockdow, are the students of the Liceo Terenzio Mamiani in Rome, the Blaise Pascal institute in Pomezia and the Liceo Anco Marzio in Ostia: with them a group of young professionals for the National Education Plan for Image for schools promoted by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture. Teenagers from the Roman suburbs and beyond (Ostia, Pomezia, Tor Bella Monaca, Fregene, Testaccio, Nomentano, Pigneto, Aurelio) participate in the CAPUT MUSICAE music contest organized by the Liceo Mamiani, in the center of the capital: music, the trait d’union between more or less different worlds. A journey into the adolescence of Marco and Federica, two of the participants who have chosen Catullo’s Odi et Amo as the classic theme for their songs.

The creation of the docu-film was attended by young emerging musicians (Ser & Leot, Elanor, Falling Giant, Fatou, Fiamma, Megalostrikes and NDM – Mass, SickBoy, Solochiara) as well as the protagonists, high school students: Giovanni Papagni, Silvia Collatina, Flavia Dell’Avvocato, Simone Baieri, Elena Prigigallo, Giovanni D’Alessio, Alessandro Vecchio and the friendly participation of the actors Adelmo Togliani and Alessandra Carrillo, also creative and executive producer of the project (Wanders Entertainment). The direction is by the young Tiki, who with Carrillo wrote the subject which was then developed into a screenplay thanks to the contribution of the students themselves and under the supervision of the screenwriter, as well as a professor at Sapienza – University of Rome (who with the LUMSA University contributed to the training part of the project), Piero Balzoni.

The title of the docu-film is also the name of the contest in which the protagonists and the musicians involved “participate”, summarizes the work carried out during the school year 2020/2021 by the students of the institutions involved and brings together the passion for cinema with that for music finding, as a connection between the center and the Roman periphery, the music itself and the encounter with the classics, starting from Latin, approaching realities that probably would not have crossed otherwise.

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