All the Invisible Children

Title Ciro
Year 2005
Directed by Stefano Veneruso
Produced by Chiara tilesi, Stefano Veneruso
Screenplay Stefano Veneruso, Diego De Silva
Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro
Music Maurizio Capone – Bungt Bangt
Edited Ugo De Rossi

“All grown-ups were once children – although few of them remember it”
(Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince)

All the Invisible Children is composed of seven different segments realized by seven directors: Mehdi Charef for Africa, Emir Kusturica for Serbia-Montenegro, Spike Lee for the United States, Katia Lund for Brasil, Jordan Scott and Ridley Scott for the United Kingdom, Stefano Veneruso for Italy and John Woo for China.
Tina Turner and and the Italian singer-composer Elisa have joined forces interpreting the song Teach Me Again expressly written for this film. The song’s music video is directed by Stefano Veneruso.

Ciro is a kid from the outskirts of Naples. He lives in one of those cement housing projects built after the big earthquake of 1980. There, the lower class pays the dues of its daily existential reclusion in identically designed apartments and maze like streets. Along with his friend Bertucciello, Ciro assaults a motorist in order to steal his Rolex; in broad daylight, right in the middle of a crowded street. It’s a coordinated attack composed of two simultaneous but separate actions. Ciro smashes one of the vehicle’s windows with a hammer, glass flying everywhere. As the man in the driver’s seat tries to cover his face from the showering glass, Bertucciello grabs hold of the man’s watch and rips it away from his wrist. Then, the two kids run away in separate directions towards the unforeseen.