DCP; Color; 85 ‘
1.85 – Dolby
For the last twenty years a group of parents (10 mothers and 2 fathers) have gotten together every fifteen days to talk about their daily lives and to find achievable and effective solutions to better the lives of their disabled children. After so many years, the group has become a micro-society with its own equilibrium and in sharing the dedication they all have to their disabled children, the group has also become a family. especially for those parents who even though have since lost their children, keep coming to the group, precisely because in doing so they can ·continue to feel that their loved ones are still alive·.
Helping to be helped, and helping oneself by taking care of others are the founding concepts of this group.
Regrets. fears. guilt. joy, anger, sharing and achievable solutions are the ingredients which mal<e up the 60 minutes in which this group of people sit in a circle and identify that comparison and sharing are the common goods that can help to better their lives.
“Parents” is a documentary film about the value of sharing our very suffering. The film aims to be a permanently informative project, to give hope to those who think they are alone and for99tten, and to get them involved in going out to meet others, who however different they might seem, have gone through the same experiences, the same emotions and the same need for hope.
The members of the group arrive at the meeting every fifteen days carrying the heavy burden of their everyday reality. but return home with a smile and ready again to face their daily lives: thus, that which might seem like a problem is transformed into something good, into a resource.
Johannes Hiroshi Nakajima
MARIA TERESA CRISTANTE
DOTT. SSA MARIAGRAZIA SUSANNA
DOTT. FERNANDO DEL CASALE
Nefertiti Film with Rai Cinema
In association with
Banca Friuladria Crédit Agricole
Istituto Luce – Cinecittà
FONDO PER L’AUDIOVISIVO DEL FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA FILM COMMISSION
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRETTO 2060
ASSOCIAZIONE VIVERE INSIEME
Marlon Pellegrini – Istituto Luce – Cinecittà