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FORT  APACHE CINEMA TEATRO 

OUT OF PRISON

Fort Apache it has been constituted in January 2014 from the will of Valentina Esposito, author and director, committed for over 13 years in the theatrical activities inside the Rebibbia N.C. jail in Rome.

The project involves professional actors and former prisoners or prisoners under alternative measures (partial freedom, custody to community services, custody in prevention centers of drug abuse, home detention etc..), whom started a path of professionalization and integration in the show business, participating to many theatrical, television and cinematographic productions (among the others "Cesare deve morire" signed by the Taviani bros., "Non essere cattivo" by Claudio Caligari, "Suburra" by Stefano Sollima, "Asino Vola" by Marcello Fonte, "Ombre della sera" written and directed by Valentina Esposito): Alessandro Bernardini, Matteo Cateni, Christian Cavorso, Marcello Fonte, Alessandro Forcinelli, Ivan Marcantoni, Romolo Napolitano, Piero Piccinin, Giancarlo Porcacchia, Fabio Rizzuto, Edoardo Timmi.

Unique experience in Italy, Fort Apache is the only theatre company composed by former prisoners and prisoners under alternative measures, permanent shelter structure for who has been released, a place of continuation on the path started inside the jail of provenance, point of reference in the delicate transition between reclusion and freedom (also in terms of relapse and prevention of reoffending behaviors), place of formation and specialization in performing arts, preparatory for the social and professional reintegration.

In collaboration with: Directorate of Rebibbia N.C., Surveillance Court of Rome, U.E.P.E. Office of External Penal Execution of Rome.

​Fort Apache workshop, since 2014, is part of the Research and Formations Projects linked to La Sapienza University of Rome and is headquartered inside the Department of Art History and Performing Arts  (ex Vetrerie Sciarra, Via dei Volsci RM).

The group already realized a play – "Tempo binario" – and a documentary film - "Ombre della sera" - (extraordinary participation of Pippo Delbono. Movie recognized as cultural interest by the Minister of the Heritage and the Cultural Activities, with the Patronage of the Justice Ministry and Lazio’s Regional Council, with the contribute of Lazio Region, Cinema and Audiovisual fund, Venice Gap-Financing Market, ​ 71th Venice International Film Festival 2014, Award Special Jury Mention to the BAFICI 2016 - Buenos Aires International Festival of Indipendent Cinema, Official Selection; Prisma 2016 – Italian Cinema Review ​by the Unibes Cultural at Sao Paulo in Brasil; RIFF AWARDS 2016 – Rome Independent Film Festival Official Selection; Cairo International Women Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection; SIFF – Sofia International Film Festival 2017 – Out of Competition; Docufilm nominated for the Nastro d’Argento 2017 Award).

Are currently on the way the rehearsals of a new production always directed and with the dramaturgy of Valentina Esposito.