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Director: Alessandro Celli

Producer: Simona Ercolani

Executive Producer: Grazia Assenza, Elisabeth De Grassi

Writer: Simona Ercolani, Mariano Di Nardo, Angelo Pastore

Cast: Andrea Arru, Flavia Leone, Biagio Venditti, Sofia Nicolini

Genres: Comedy, Drama

1x50', 14x24’

The DI4RI series tells the stories of a group of seventh grade classmates. The events take place in Marina Piccola, a small village on an Italian island, which however is deliberately not identified. Each episode covers the span of a school week, from Monday to Friday, and is told from the point of view of one of the eight protagonists (except in the case of the first episode, which is the only one to have a double narration, Pietro in the first half and Livia in the second), who becomes the narrator and offers viewers a sort of personal diary with her peculiar look at the events of the class.

The narration is conducted both through the voice over of the protagonist of the episode and with direct look in the camera: boys and girls speak directly to the viewer with a stream of consciousness that shows their feelings without filters.

In this way, from one episode to another, the events of Pietro, Livia, Isabel, Daniele, Monica, Giulio, Mirko and Arianna intertwine in a choral tale capable of restoring the different facets of the life of pre-adolescents: it is the story of a delicate age, in which we see the individuality of the boys blossoming and their group identity growing.

Individualism, fragmentation, solitude: this is the world in which today's kids grow up. And like many of their generation, our protagonists will initially seem a little too focused on themselves and unwilling to team up. Islands themselves, just like the island they live on. The imminent dismantling of their small school will make them discover the desire to unite, to be stronger together.

Slowly, the archipelago will merge into one large island that no longer wants to fragment for any reason. And if the adults don't get it, then the school they want to kick them out of can always be occupied. Because when they persist in not listening to you, making even more noise can be a great solution. Furthermore, the plurality of voices and stories will give the viewers the opportunity to understand how important the other's point of view is, what the difference in perceptions and feelings is based on the people who experience them, how fundamental it is to recognize and cultivate the value of equanimity.