Reaction Roma social movie project

Residents use smartphones in audiovisual project documenting real Rome.

An audiovisual project uniting footage made by Rome residents, showing the “real Rome”, will be presented as part of an installation titled Reaction Roma at MACRO on Via Nizza, on 25 February.

The museum will display the initial results of a “social movie” project that involves amateur videos made using smartphones, tablets and microcameras, viewed through the eyes of those who see the daily reality of Rome.

Participants have until 31 March to document the "subjects, contrasts, movements and the people that animate Rome", by uploading their footage on the Reaction Roma website, with organisers saying: "We don't want the usual point of view, we want yours."

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Described as a "photograph in motion", the video project involves residents-turned-filmmakers who record what excites and affects them most about life in the Italian capital.

Reaction Roma is being overseen by director Pietro Jona whose team will begin splicing together a social movie once all the entries have been received by the end of March.

The finished movie will be shown at MACRO Testaccio later this year, from 3 November-3 December.

For full details see Reaction Roma website.