What Hell Is Not
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What Hell Is Not

Alessandro D'Avenia, Jeremy Parzen

Sicily, 1993. Fear rules the streets of Palermo. Teenage boys patrol the narrow streets armed with guns, marking out the territory of their mafia bosses. This is what hell is. Federico, a privileged local boy, is asked by his teacher, Don Pino, to help out at the youth club he runs in one of the most destitute areas of the city. A tangle of alleys controlled by men with nicknames like The Hunter, it is also where kids like Francesco, Lucia and Toto never give up hope for a different life. Over that long hot summer, far removed from his familiar surroundings, a new world opens up for Federico, but when Don Pino is murdered, the future of the kids is entrusted to his young hands. Based on real events, What Hell is Not is a heartrending story of deprivation and resilience that ultimately demonstrates the transformative power of small acts of love.

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