Et in terra Pacis

Et in terra Pacis, Mattia Epifani, Italy, 2018, 25’
Documentary, drama, o.v. Italian, Arabic, Italian and English subtitles

October 5, 2019, 9.30 Pm, Zerogloss / Exworks


Regina Pacis was the largest temporary residence centre in Italy. From 1998 to 2005 it hosted over 65,000 migrants on the coasts of Salento. After years of neglect, it was bought by private individuals to be transformed into a luxury resort. The renovation work brings to light the indelible signs of a past of violence and abuse, which re-emerges after years to finally set both victims and perpetrators free from oblivion.

Director’s bio-filmography
Mattia Epifani was born in Lecce in 1985. His main works include the documentaries Rockman (2011), presented with the Best Film Award at the Visioni Fuori Raccordo festival, and Il successore (2015), presented with the Premio Cipputi at the 33rd Torino Film Festival and screened at WTFF1. Et in terra Pacis, in competition at the 36th Torino Film Festival, was presented with the Rai Cinema Channel award at the 20th European Film Festival.


Director Mattia Epifani

Screenplay Mattia Epifani, Francesco Lefons

Cinematography Giorgio Giannoccaro

Sound and Sound Editing Gianlugi Gallo

Editing Mattia Soranzo

Music Redi Hasa

Cast Alessandra Viva, Joshua Eji

Production Muud Film