24 hours (really, only this long?...) in the life of Mr. Paolo Teobaldelli. Is this enough to truly understand a man who declares that he lives like a rat on the rooftop of a destroyed building in the “tough area of Exarcheia”? (Area in Athens, Greece, with a particular history.)
Direction: Kirineos Papadimatos, Giannis Avramopoulos
Director of Photography: Zafeiris Haitidis
Sound design: Kostas Kolokathis
Editing: Kirineos Papadimatos, Lilly Kondodima
Music: Aggelos Papageorgiou
We met Paolo Teobaldelli in Exarcheia, Athens, on July 2013.
The film's shooting was done on August 2013 in his "house", the Squat of a burned apartment block in Navarinou's park, where he was the only resident.
After some time following the end of the shootings, Paolo was arrested by the police and was taken into custody at Immigration's for about two months.
During this time, he refused any kind of cooperation with the Italian embassy and ,until now, he insists on not having any legitimate document certifying his identity.
Paolo Teobaldelli is a philosopher and a writer specialized in lingustics, semiotics and communication.
His essays have been published from time to time in several international magazines, while in 1997 he created one of the first websites dedicated to semiotics and research in the Italian and Greek language.
His family claims that Paolo developed psychological disorders from 2003 and after, due to hereditaty reasons.
As he writes in his webpage on Facebook:
I was a hippie, a pacifist, the power of suppression pissed me off...
and now, along with me, several others...now we are all really pissed off.