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Carnevale di Schignano 2018 - We Are All Immigrants

The Carnivale di Schignano celebrates this small Italian towns coming and goings of it's immigrants. The Bèl are those who have travelled and returned with money and the Brut are those who stayed behind and became hunters. Although it was also said that the Brut are those who travelled and came back with no money. It depends on who you're talking to in the bar and how late in the day it is. The outfits are made from pre-loved fabrics by mums and aunties and the fashion is amazing. The town is dressed like this from 6am and what fun they have! There is no written way of how the 2 characters act. The younger generations simply work with what...

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VERITA’ NASCOSTE

Un pensamento da un volontario. Quando guardiamo la televisione, ascoltiamo la radio e sentiamo parlare degli sbarchi degli immigrati non ci rendiamo conto fino in fondo che si tratta di esseriumani, di persone e non di numeri. Oggi ne sono morti 100, ieri altrettanti, ma chierano? Tutti senza un nome, senza una storia, ma ecco, chi si è salvato da questocalvario inimmaginabile è qui con occhi profondi, che cercano ascolto e attenzione,bene, questo è quello che faccio, dedico tempo. Alla scuola di Rebbio vive stabilmente un gruppo di donne nigeriane di età compresa tra i 18 e 30 anni, molte sono arrivate con i loro bambini, altre invece li portavano in grembo. L’arrivo in Italia, la luce in fondo al...

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Interview 3 - Bangladesh

-Name- Sohan Kahn -From- Bangladesh -Age- 19 -Past occupation- High school student -What happened to make you leave- "Land disputes between my Dad and Uncle lead to the family farm being taken off my Father. We were forced to move and I had to start earning money to support my family." -How did you travel to Italy- "A broker advised my Father to send me to Libya to make money. I worked for 6 months before my boss sold me to a new broker. People soon came in the night, took me and put me on a boat to Italy. I had no idea of what was happening." -What do you miss from home- My family   These interviews are...

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Interview 2 - Getting deeper already

-Name- Henry -From- Nigeria -Age- 28 -Past occupation- business admin -What happened to make you leave- Land disputes with an uncle became too threatening. -How did you travel to Italy- "I Walked through the desert for many days. It was burning hot and freezing cold. I saw many people die either from the harsh conditions or because they were shot. When I reached Libya the Asma Boys captured me and put me in prison for 5months. I had to pay €1000 to leave the prison. The last part of the journey was by boat." -What did you hope to gain by coming to Italy- : Better opportunities -What do you miss from home- : My 3 younger siblings   These...

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