NAKO – THE LAND
(ITA, 30 ‘, 2016)
Nako – The Land – recounts about work, aspirations and dreams of migrant persons who are at a refugee centre in the inner part of Sardinia. The images and voices of the protagonists connect us to other countries and other invisible persons, to families in need of help, to children with whom they wish to reunite. We live their longing, the suffering of a daily routine characterized by uncertainty, we feel the woe of lives in suspense between two worlds, we are involved in a documentary that draws us into spaces that transcend boundaries. Yet Nako is also land of refuge, the geography of unknown places, the harbor after a surreal journey, the gaze that tries to place itself in the present time, the search for a belonging to the earth, the silence and the incredulity of having survived, the need to remember and to forget.The protagonists recount their experiences in a straightforward manner or symbolically through other stories. Talking about their personal stories, the protagonists of Nako provide us with the biographies of all contemporary migrants.