11 min

A new skyscraper stands out against Milan’s new skyline of massive mirrored buildings and vertical forests. Alone, one man bravely scales the building, defying the concrete and glass bastions of new world finance. His act of civil disobedience at 500 feet in the sky makes people look up for a few hours and reflect on the meaning of the expression “stay human”.

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Stefano De Felici


Stefano De Felici


Stefano De Felici


Stefano De Felici


Stefano De Felici


Caterina Teoldi/ Stefano De Felici

About the filmmaker.

Stefano De Felici (1981) has degrees in film directing and digital culture from the Fondazione Milano and in multimedia and interactivity from the Politecnico di Milano. He made his film debut with the short documentary Cemento all’indice, a situationist gesture starring Carlo Freccero and Tatti Sanguineti that was screened at the Ischia Film Festival in 2008. In 2009, he examined the Italian social and economic crisis in Caccia Grossa, a documentary co-produced by AAMOD with the support of Mimmo Calopresti,that was shown at the London International Documentary Festival. Non siamo scarti (2012) won De Felici the star of social merit from the mayor of Milan and was awarded the Pillole d’ attualità al Festival Isola del Cinema di Roma. It was subsequently distributed and broadcast by Rai. In 2018, his short film Ferruccio: Story of a (little) Robot was selected for numerous festivals including the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Festival Europeen du Film Court de Brest. Gioja22 (2021), his latest short documentary, premiered at Flickerfest 2021.