Partner: The CO2 –  Sector: Social inclusion  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Airola (Benevento) –  Year: 2018-2019 –  Project Status: Ongoing –  Type: AMI


Artistic workshops for young detainees at Airola juvenile prison aimed at producing a short documentary with original soundtrack.



To teach the young detainees to work in a group and to develop their relational and personal skills through creative activities; to promote the acquisition of professional artistic skills in order to facilitate their social reintegration and employability following detention.


Approximately 15 minors at Airola juvenile prison near Benevento.


Established under the project Palcoscenico della legalità (Stage of Legality), the artistic workshops at Airola juvenile prison aim to produce a short film whose editorial line is chosen together with the young beneficiaries. There are workshops in screenplay writing and musical composition, allowing the inmates to reflect on important issues such as fatherhood, leaving prison and the future. During the final three months there are also practical audio and video workshops and a workshop in post production. The video workshop teaches the basics of photography, filming and editing. The audio workshop presents music under a new guise, giving the young participants the rudiments of sound engineering and song recording.

Combining the results of the audio workshop with that in musical composition at least three songs are produced for the short film.

The final product is a short film scripted by the young people and also containing original music composed by them.

In prison the language and techniques of theatre are a tool for learning teamwork, but particularly for reflecting on individual and collective responsibility concerning the mafia culture and logic.