About This Project

“The Eritrean/Ethiopian community has been present in Italy for at least half a century and it has been actively integrated into the social and cultural life of the city. Starting from the collective memories of the community, on the ground of photo documents, the film gathers together the legacy of personal stories, exploring the different shades of identity, migration and the aspirations of the people. 

The result of our research is a collective tale which brings to light  a postcolonial heritage that has been little scrutinized up to now: the everyday life stories of those who have lived in the city for years, those who were born in Italy and the daycare of the refugees who have just arrived. The film makers approach this reality empathically and get involved in it, patiently trying to create a relationship with the protagonists.



directed by Alan Maglio and Medhin Paolos

camera: Federico Giammattei / Alan Maglio

editing: Walter Marocchi

music: Clap! Clap! / Mauro Buttafava

lenght: 69 min.

original language: italian, tigrinya

year release: 2015

frist screening at: Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina di Milano – 25th edition