One Way, a Tuareg Journey

    • Fabio Caramaschi
    • Italy
    • 2010
    • 40 min
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    Some time after Sidi's father left to become a guest worker in Italy, Sidi, his mother and his younger sister were allowed to join him. Sidi's little brother Alkassoum was left behind in Niger, as he had no identity papers. Sidi now speaks Italian, goes to school and is thinking about becoming a journalist. Alkassoum is still tending goats in the village where they were born. Finally, Alkassoum is also allowed to move to Italy. We follow Sidi and his family in their modern Italian lives, and visit Alkassoum, left behind in their desert village. It quickly becomes clear how big the gulf is between the countries, on all fronts. Because Sidi has a lot of questions about this, he borrows the camera to interview members of his family and Italians on the street. He asks clever questions about immigration and gets honest answers. "When I'm behind the camera, everyone respects me" - a feeling that the ambitious young man certainly doesn't always get. He used to be very impressed with all aspects of Italy, but he has now moderated this view: "Now that I know this world, I miss mine." Nevertheless, this documentary by Fabio Caramaschi, made with the help of Sidi, is above all a positive, inspirational film about change, family reunion and new opportunities.

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    • 40 min
    • color
    • video
    Director
    Fabio Caramaschi
    Production
    Fabio Caramaschi
    Co-production
    Faction Films
    Cinematography
    Fabio Caramaschi
    Editing
    Silvia Caracciolo
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