While crossing the city, it struck her that at every street corner, on every little square where cars could be parked – or rather, squashed in – men would lie in wait, armed with a whistle. They appeared to be an integral part of the scenery!
These men are the “parcheggiatori” – a kind of local version of “valet parking”. They belong to Palermo like its tourist sights. Her Sicilian friends hated them. The ‘parcheggiatori’ belong to the mafia, according to them. She was curious to find out more about them. At first, she had little occasion to talk to them. So she set out to meet these colourful characters.
Like a puzzle, an unusual portrait of Palermitan life emerges through the stories of these men and their daily life.
Festivals and Awards:
2010 "Rencontres du Cinéma Européen", Vannes (France), First Prize for a "Premier Film "( a first film) of the documentary competition.