For a teenager, or a child, entering foster care means becoming a part of a protected zone that can save their life. This is the general assumption of every vicissitude that affects children that the community (and sometimes even their families) has deemed as “problematic” or “impossible to deal with.” However, every story has its own characteristics that make it unique and with a different ending for each protagonist.
“Protected Zone” is a docu-series that tells these unique stories through the voices of some of the children in foster care. To help them share their stories are five young filmmakers and directors, about the same age of the protagonists, who will try to understand and give back to the viewer a fragment of the lives of the children they met in different communities.
Italy, 2023, 25 min. x 10 episodes
PAOLA PANNICELLI and ANDREA CEDROLA
ANDREA PORPORATI and DANIELE VICARI
GIULIA CACCHIONI, CHIARA CAMPARA, GIULIA LAPENNA, GiGIANSALVO PINOCCHIO and PIETRO PORPORATI
a Kon-Tiki Film production
developed in co-production with
Paola Pannicelli (Rome, 1957) is a RAI Fiction producer and television author.
Since 1999, she produced a number of series, including Il Maresciallo Rocca, Orgoglio, and Sposami, as well as films made for TV, including L ’Oro di Scampia and Prima che la notte. She created, produced and directed Claretta (Rai3, 1993), L’esperienza della guerra (Rai3, 1996), and wrote I giorni del Leoncavallo (ManifestoLibri, 1995), Che fine fanno gli animalic he non hanno le misure giuste (Radio3 1994), and La prima volta che Zavattini provò ad usare un videotape (1993). She also collaborated in the making of L’ultimo giorno di scuola (Rai2, 1980), and on the backstage Appunti su La Città Delle Donne (1980) and Special su … E la nave va.
Andrea Cedrola grew up in Agropoli (Cilento, Campania), studied in Bologna and lives in Rome where he writes for cinema. After studying screenwriting at the Centro Sperimentale, he began working on short films before writing his first feature film, Più buio di mezzanotte (2014), written with Stefano Grasso and Sebastiano Riso, who also directed it. He later wrote the TV series Signorie, potere e bellezza (2015), Una famiglia (2017) also by Sebastiano Riso, and Il giorno e la notte, co-written with Daniele Vicari. La Collina, which was co-written with Andrea Delogu (Fandango 2014) is his first novel. Other novels include La Speranza è un vizio privato (2016) and Corpi di passaggio (2019).