2018 / 53 minutes

Directed by
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)
Western Mediterranean
Animation Art / Artists / Artisans Dance / Theatre / Performance Film / Photography / Mass media Life Story / Life History Memory Migration Research methods Participatory / Collaborative methods