Napoli Esen captures the creative journey of artist Annalaura di Luggo when she decideded to build 4 monumental works of art out of recycled aluminum and position them in symbolic places in the city of Naples. Annalaura also recruited some “at-risk kids” from the Spanish Quarters of Naples in an attempt to stimulate their lives with new positive and creative possibilities in "a journey towards the light". All that you will see really happened.
This cinematic artistic project highlights environmental protection through the theme of transforming recycled aluminum into works of art and conveys a vision of redemption, social inclusion and the ethical and cultural rebirth by leveraging the social inclusion of the "underprivilged youth" of the Spanish Quarters.
Napoli Eden has passed the admission selection to the Academy Awards and is in Consideration for the 2021 Oscars as Best Documentary Feature.
Napoli Eden was qualified “Film d’essai” (art-house cinema) and has already won 8 Awards for Best Documentary in International Film Festivals
including the Impact DOCS Awards California 2020, the Hollywood Gold Awards 2020, the Venice Film Festival 2020, the Age d'or International Arthouse Film Festival 2020 and of a Special Mention by the Critical Jury to Annalaura di Luggo at the Social World Film Festival (Vico Equense) 2020.
Napoli Eden was selected by the MAECI (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) as part of the "Project for the Promotion of the Country of Italy in the World", for its inspiring art and social content. The screening of Naples Eden will be carried within the diplomatic-consular network and the Italian Cultural Institutes abroad in the 5 continents by the MAECI.
Annalaura di Luggo
with the participation of
Francesco Gallo Mazzeo
the little Caterina Allodi
and the teenagers of
director of photography