Slab City is located in the desert, on the edge of a military base where explosive devices are tested. There is no running water or electricity in Slab City, and the roads are made of dirt.

Slabbers are young and old, hippies and neo-Nazis, outlaws and artists who share a desire to be free of the rules of American society. They see everything outside Slab City as “Babylonia”.

Paolo writes the music for the film with a non-neutral approach that is reflected in the search for a largely dirty and imperfect sound, in the preferential use of analogue synthesizers, in the irony with which certain artificial forms of religion are addressed, but also in the unconventional use of a typical American instrument such as the guitar.

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Credits

Director: Emanuele Mengotti

Cinematographer: Marco Tomaselli

Editor: Michele Castelli

Editor TV version: Carlo Borean

Music: Paolo Cognetti

Color: Marco Materassi

Sound mixer: Lawrence Fancelli

Re-recording mixer: Filippo Rossi

Recording Studio: Officina Sonora del Bigallo

Distribution and sales: Berta Film

Special Thanks: Eastjesus, Salvation Mountain, Katamari, The Range, Slab City Library, Spyder Family, Giuseppe Lo Fiego, Elena Mannocci, Liliana Ochoa, Matt Talajkowski, Clelia Colin, Barraza Family, Dalhia Rivera, Domani Studio, Davide Santoli, Jader Zani, All the people from Slab City, Famiglia Mengotti

In memory of  Zack Wild