Remembering the Crossing, Lampedusa
53 minutes / Colour / 2018
Directed by
Alexandra D'onofrio

Anthropologist Alexandra D'onofrio

Country of production Italy United Kingdom

After living in Italy for almost ten years without documents, three Egyptian men - Ali, Mahmoud and Mohamed - are suddenly awarded legal residence. As a whole new world of opportunities opens up to them, they revisit the ports where they arrived in Italy as teenagers after hazardous journeys across the Mediterranean. Here, difficult memories are intertwined with fantasies about what could be, or could have been, and their possible new lives. Through creative collaborative filmmaking that weaves animation, theatre and storytelling with documentary images, we are able to delve deep into the memories and imaginations of these young men.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Student

Language and subtitles Italian Arabic English subs Arabic subs Spanish subs

Location(s) depicted Milan Lampedusa Sicily Porto Nogaro (Udine)

Region Western Mediterranean

Country Italy

Keywords Animation Art / Artists / Artisans Dance / Theatre / Performance Film / Photography / Mass media Life Story / Life History Memory Migration Research methods Participatory / Collaborative methods