Bath People

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60 minutes / Colour / 2015
Directed by
Stefania Bona Francesca Scalisi

Country of production Italy

A small red-brick building carrying a big neon sign: "bagni". This is the last public baths in a city where everybody can take a shower in their own home. It is a microcosm of people's stories, told during one of the most intimate moments of their day. It is a meeting place for people from very different social environments but who share the same needs. It is a place of conflict, where poverty, shame and racism often are expressed in violence and anger. But it is also a place of integration where sharing and altruism are values that make the hope for a new start possible.

Read an interview with the directors: https://raifilm.org.uk/exploring-poverty-through-personal-hygiene/

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest Special Interest

Language and subtitles Arabic Italian

Location(s) depicted Turin (Italy)

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