Day Labour


  • Directors:Pippo Mezzapesa
  • Country:Italy
  • CategoryInternational Live-Action
  • Runtime:11 mins 00 secs
  • Date:September 28, 2017
  • Selection:Programme 19
  • Screening Times:

    • Aug 17 Bog Lane Theatre - 5-6pm

    • Aug 19 Cooney's Hotel - 10-11am
  • Links: Website

Day Labour

Paola Clemente, a 49-year old laborer from Puglia, died of fatigue on the 13th of July 2015. Her story is told through facts and words of the enquiry to the gangmasters that exploited her and by the voices of women travelling on the bus that takes them to the field-work.

Director Bio

Pippo Mezzapes (Bari, 1980) has written and directed many short films among 'Zinanà' (winner of David of Donatello), 'Just Like Cassano' (special mention Silver Ribbon), 'The Other Half' (nomination David of Donatello, Golden Globe and special mention for best director Silver Ribbon). He has shooted 'Pinuccio Lovero - A Midsummer Death's Dream' (presented at Venice International Film Festival - SIC and at IDFA - Int'l Documentary Festival of Amsterdam), 'Pinuccio Lovero - Yes I can' (presented at the International Film Festival of Rome) and 'Settanta' (nominated at David of Donatello and winner of Silver Ribbon). He is screenwriter and director of 'Annalisa', official selection of International Film Festival of Rome, producted by Fandango and Rai Cinema, inspired to the romance of Mario Desiati.


Check below for more info on the festival, including official tickets and our 2018 programme.


Tickets are now on sale.

Click here to view events and purchase tickets.

2018 Programme

You can now download our offical 2018 programme.

Click here to download the Official 2018 Programme


Check out all the wonderful people and organisations who back and support the Still Voices Short Film Festival.

Click here to find out more


Located in the heart of the Irish midlands, Ballymahon plays host to Still Voices every August.

Click here to find out more
Our Wonderful Partners

Without the support from these amazing organisations, Still Voices would not be possible.