The Ciambra (Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese) is set amidst a small Romani community in Calabria. Pio Amato is desperate to grow up. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region’s factions – the local Italians, the African immigrants and his fellow Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets of their hometown. When Cosimo disappears and things start to go wrong, Pio sets out to prove he’s ready to step into his big brother’s shoes, and in the process he must decide if he is truly ready to become a man. Filmed with participants from the local community, The Ciambra offers an immersion in a world rarely seen on screen, with a level of emotions and an energy captured by a unique cinematic language.
We have an exclusive preview of The Ciambra on Sun 10 Jun only available to HOME Friends and Members. Tickets are limited and can be booked via the box office.
We will be joined Ellaney Hayden and other guests for a Spoken Word performance before the 15:10 screening on Sat 16 June.
The screening at 20.20 on Tue 19 Jun will be introduced by Maggie Hoffgen, freelance film educator.