Milano Centrale

About This Project

“Milan’s Central Station is a magnet attracting every day attracts hundreds of people who are not going anywhere. These people belong to the African community established in Milan, and they claim the station as their match point. Depending on the time of the day, the nature of the rendezvous changes. Everyone has a story to tell and everyone experiences this place on his own. Some of them speak of the demons that roam the station, others stops by just on Sundays with their children, and someone else among these people complains he never spoke to an Italian. Then there are those who are overjoyed and celebrate Italy as the winner of the World Cup all night long.”

— 17th Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e AmericaLatina, catalogue


MILANO CENTRALE – Stories from the Train Station

directed by Alan Maglio

camera: Alan Maglio

editing: Alessandro Tinelli

music: Alessandro Tinelli

lenght: 60 min.

original version language: english, italian, french

year release: 2007

first screening at: Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina di Milano – 17th edition