NAKO – Autonarrazioni
NAKO – Self-Narration
Donnedda Agritourism Facility – Asylum seekers reception centre – Sarule (Sardinia). March – July 2016
The Participatory Video Workshop NAKO has been conducted at the former agritourism facility “Donedda”, in the surroundings of Sarule, province of Nuoro. This touristic facility has been transformed into an asylum seekers reception centre, now hosting about fifty persons, the majority of whom are from Western Africa.
The reception centre, a former agricultural and livestock farm, is part of the agro-pastoral and rural areas of central Sardinia which is located in a context of geographical and social isolation, thus making it difficult to have opportunities for interaction between the guests of the centre and the surrounding communities.
The workshop, the aim of which was to create an opportunity for expression and self-representation through and audio-visual narrative, has placed all participants and researchers at the same level of dialogue, proposing a creative film production process based on spontaneity of contents and absence of direction, an activity based on free participation and free narrative choice.
The contents, gathered during a process of meetings, exchanges of views, shooting and visits in the reception centre, are based on personal stories, discursive interviews and creative expressions of both personal and collective cultural concepts.
The geographical isolation, the individual experiences and also the daily life lived and perceived in the midst of a rural environment, have strongly influenced the production of the cinematographic contents that are part of the documentary “NAKO – The Land”.
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