BEYOND MY BORDERS
(ITA, 20 ‘, 2016)
Standing in the school’s garden, Antonio expresses his desire to go beyond his own borders. The documentary, a participatory video, brings together the testimonies of three persons – of different ages, sex and provenience – their faces and stories interlacing and reflecting on the issue of migration: Gabriel, an Eritrean activist who fled from dictatorship after having fought for his country’s independence; Kissima, asylum seeker in Italy who fled the Gambia; and Mariam, born of an Iranian father and a mother from Sassari. The voices, along with poetry and original photos of a migratory journey, recount the profound personal experiences and the necessity to understand and to know each other in order to rise above physical and mental barriers and to prevail over prejudice and the denial of rights of those who want to migrate freely.