BRIGANTI

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                                                                 ORAZIO (V.O.)

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Rugby is all about tackling and support

 

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You get hit, fall down, but you know that behind you

your teammate is coming to defend.

 

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Which makes you respect

your teammates and opponents.

 

TITLE: BRIGANTI

 

 

ORAZIO (V.O)

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I live in Librino.

 

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I was born and grew up in Librino.

 

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Unfortunately Librino

 

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is famous for being a quite rough area.

 

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It has a bad reputation.

 

ELEONORA

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Here, give it to him.

 

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Can we join in?

 

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You’re starving your nephew,

 

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poor him.

 

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What are you doing this afternoon?

 

ORAZIO

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I’m going to training.

 

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Yes, I’ll go train.

 

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It’s falling apart

 

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I think I’ll go to help Piero.

 

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Can I have another slice?

 

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I’m helping Piero with the Under 16s

 

STEFANIA (V.O)

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Living in Librino has its pros and cons.

 

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You have everything close

but some things are far away.

 

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It’s quite a poor neighborhood.

 

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But in spite of this,

we manage to do a lot of things.

 

VALENTINA (V.O.)

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It’s a neighborhood

that was totally abandoned.

 

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Many buildings weren’t even completed,

 

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despite people going to live in them.

 

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We came here with a charity project.

 

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One day, in 2006 Piero, one of the founders,

brought a rugby ball to one of our meetings.

 

 

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STEFANIA

-Who is it?

VALENTINA

-I’m Valentina. Come down.

 

VALENTINA (V.O.)

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He brought this ball and said:

“Why don’t we get the kids to play rugby?"

 

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I think it’s an educational sport,

we could even set up a team.

 

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“I even thought of a name: I BRIGANTI”

 

VALENTINA

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Have you filled the subscription?

 

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Good Stefania, but we also need your health card.

 

VALENTINA (V.O.)

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One of these kids was called Giuseppe,

 

VALENTINA

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Giuseppe Cunsolo.

 

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Unfortunately at some point

we lost track of him.

 

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In 2012, a few years later,

 

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he died here in Librino under

circumstances that are still unclear.

 

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At that moment Piero resumed thinking about it,

 

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he summoned us and said:

 

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“We already train in lots of areas of Catania

but not here.

 

VALENTINA (V.O.)

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The administration doesn’t let us, but we need to be here

with our kids and take care of them.

 

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Let’s come back to Librino."

 

 

PIERO

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Closer, closer, closer Valentino.

Ok, keep it! Keep it! Keep it!

 

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On April 25, 2012,

 

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we symbolically freed this place

from this noxious cloud that was hanging over it.

 

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As the first thing,

we went to what is now the rugby pitch,

 

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which at the time was a pasture field.

 

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We cleaned it up and made it into a pitch.

 

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What we did was to just get back

something that was already ours,

 

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which belonged to the kids,

 

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as it was originally created for them.

And the kids are coming here now.

 

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They always try to circumvent the defense,

but we have to go straight,

 

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right down the running line.

 

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If we keep going left and right we’ll move sideway

but not forward.

 

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We must go forward.

 

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 It’s better to move five yards forward

then fifteen sideways.

 

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Understand?

 

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So, we have to decide if we train tomorrow.

 

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INDISTINCT PLAYER

-Yes I’m coming.

VALENTINO

-I’m not sure.

 

PIERO

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-I want to know who is coming and who is not.

 

MARCO

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-I’m coming.

 

FRANCESCO

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-Me too.

 

PIERO

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The idea was to build a philosophy of revolt

against the stereotype

 

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of Librino as the city, town, neighbourhood

of illegality and negativity.

 

STEFANIA (V.O.)

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The kids who live here

don’t have many things to do.

 

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The only places where you can meet up

 

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is the San Teodoro playing field and a few schools.

 

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If you’re out in the streets,

 

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you end up doing what everyone else

does and we all know where it leads.

 

ORAZIO (V.O.)

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Before, when I was not practicing any sports,

I was always hanging around in the streets.

 

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Now I know that, a few days a week,

 

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I have to go to the pitch and do my best.

 

STEFANIA (V.O.)

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Above all, rugby is life. 

 

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As far as I’m concerned this isn’t just a team

but a second family.

 

UMBERTO

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Don’t lower you chest.

 

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Now bend over, put one hand here,

jump and hold on. Go!

 

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You must get in there with a little jump.

 

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Go!

 

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Why are you afraid of putting your legs behind?

 

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“I can’t do it”: you have to get rid of it.

 

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If you start with “I can’t do it”,

you just won’t.

 

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We all have to do it.

 

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What I like about rugby is that it doesn’t allow you

to come up with any excuses.

 

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You’re right there.

 

UMBERTO (V.O.)

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It puts you in a situation that is exactly

how in my opinion life should be.

 

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Even though it isn’t,

 

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because in life many times you do bad

and you don’t pay for it,

 

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or you do well and nobody notices it.

 

UMBERTO

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"Giovanni!"

 

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"You’re not in via Etnea, come on."

 

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Orazio where’s your head?!”

 

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“Alright, this isn’t the last one. Do another one,

on account of Sottile and Gandolfo.”

 

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“If you don’t work hard when you are tired and give up at

the first difficulties,

 

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your legs won’t last three minutes in the game.

 

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What are we going to do?

 

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Carabello is slow,

but at least he tries to do it all.

 

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If we don’t go past our limit of pain and tiredness,

we are not going to improve.”

 

PIERO (V.O.)

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These kids are knocked over a lot in life,

 

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and they will be many more times,

at school, at work, at home.

 

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It’s very useful to learn to react,

 

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not by giving up and feeling defeated but with pride and

resilience.

 

UMBERTO

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“Lock your arms onto the props.

Third row, tighten up.“

 

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“C’mon push.”

 

GABRIELE

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I was at home, sleeping,

when I heard a noise.

 

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 I looked out of the window and I saw that

the Club House was on fire.

 

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I couldn’t believe it.

 

UMBERTO

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Gabriele texted me:

“Umberto the Club House is on fire.”

 

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I went crazy.

 

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 When I got out of the house

 Piero came over to me and said:

 

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“There’s nothing left. Just like that.”

 

PIERO (V.O.)

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One thing is burglary or vandalism.

It had happened in the past.

 

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Another thing is someone breaking in

to burn everything down.

 

PIERO

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We were not frightened,

but we were thrown into a situation of very high conflict,

 

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which we weren’t at all prepared for.

 

UMBERTO (V.O.)

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Honestly, I don’t care about who did it.

 

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The message I got from it was:

 

UMBERTO

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“Look, what you are doing, all of you,

 

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is something good, which bothers

some people who don’t like good things.”

 

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 This is all I need to know.

 

ORAZIO (V.O.)

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This fire was like falling.

We have to get back on our feet, right away.

 

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We need to show them that their tackling

didn’t do anything to us.

 

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But of course we were sad,

 

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and the sadness stayed with us for a while.

 

PIERO (V.O.)

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I hope they can learn

 

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not to let people take advantage of them.

 

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Which you don’t get by leading a life of crime,

 

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but by standing up for your own rights

 

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and with honest work.

 

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I have to say the majority of them

are now getting this.

 

EPILOGUE

 

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The arson of 10 January 2018

didn’t stop the Briganti’s activities.

 

 

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The generous solidarity of the world of rugby, and others,

contributed to build a new Club House,

 

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which is getting better every day.

 

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The Briganti continue their activities with passion,

commitment and determination.

 

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