Land of Cement - in progress
I know Claudia since 2010. I met her during my first visits to the Saraceno Park, in the Coppola village, an urban conglomerate of mostly occupied buildings inside what it once was, an exclusive village by the mediterranean sea, 20 km north of Naples. She illegally occupies an apartment together with her two daughters, Federica and Alessandra. Since the arrest of her former husband, Marcello, the father of her daughters and a mafia affiliate, she refused the subsidies destined to clan members' families, deciding to separate once and for all from that life. From that moment on she has been living hand-to-mouth, changing many boyfriends and doing short bursts of casual work while making any possible effort to keep her family together. Althought set on a new and different path Claudia’s life seems cruelly influenced by the torn environment that surrounds her. Claudia meets Emiliano in 2012, he’s a drug and an alcoholic addict. While having a very violent relationship they have a child in August 2014. On a verge of their umpteenth fight Emiliano decides to take away their child from her leaving her in despair. My intention is to continue to follow her story as it will unfolds.