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I Migrati

2016, 50mins

Travelling, to feel at home: what are the colours of the world? A simple question and hundreds of kilometers to find an answer with a film camera and a notebook. It’s the trip of the members of Comunità XXIV Luglio, an Italian association that works with disabled people, on the roads of central Italy to make a documentary that tells the phenomenon of the reception of migrants in small villages.


The documentary is born after a workshop about multimedia journalism with the disabled people of the association.The most important topic of the documentary is the point of view that tells the story: through this experience it's possible to know two types of marginality: one is that of disabled people, each of them with their stories and their difficulties in the daily life, and the second is that of migrants who risk their life to reach a better place to stay.


Two marginal worlds that rarely come into contact with each other. The choice of telling small villages has been taken to understand the different realities that are changing the social geography of Italy.

In one of these villages, Awal, a refugee from Ghana, who still has difficulty in expressing himself in

Italian, tells his stories through art. The work about the documentary started in January 2016 with multimedia journalism lessons for the disabled people of the association “Comunità XXIV Luglio”: lessons of reportage, photography, shooting techniques and meetings with professional reporters.


Four guys were chosen to be respectively journalist, photographer and film maker and in July 2016 the journey began. For a week, this small crew of aspiring reporters, went in search stories about immigration and hospitality, traveling with a small bus and followed by a professional troupe.This experience is told by a sort of meta-documentary. The director has an external point of view like a silent and respectful observer who let the protagonists create an instinctive and gradual narrative

discovering the great actual phenomenon of the migration that is changing mental and physical borders. Francesco Paolucci


Directed by Francesco Paolucci

Produced by Comunità XXIV Luglio Handicappati e non Onlus L'Aquila


AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

SPECIAL MENTION 25TH SLAVONIAN BIENNALE “BORDERS OF VISIBILITY” 

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2019 “GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL” 

FIRST NATIONAL PRESS AWARD – TELEVISIV SELECTION “INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM FESTIVAL CRISTIANA MATANO” LAMPEDUSA 


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