Ghetto PSA


2016 / 15 minutes

Directed by
Rossella Schillaci
Country of production

Jacob arrived in Italy alone from French Guinea when he was 11 years old. Today he is 27, and hip hop music is his whole world: it is his way to express dreams, hopes and frustrations, and to not feel part of the "ghetto" any longer. He lives on the outskirts of Turin, where, by day, together with other young migrants who are part of his band "Ghetto PSA", he writes songs and makes music. At night, he works as an educator in a centre for asylum seekers. This "double life" leads him to reflect on his own identity, as a young Italian who speaks three languages, but who does not forget who he is and where he has come from.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest Special Interest
Language and subtitles
English, French, Italian and Guinean with English Subtitles
Location(s) depicted
Turin (Italy)
Western Europe
Music / Ethnomusicology Migration Education / Knowledge Transmission

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