60th VENICE BIENNALE
I was interested in working to deposit the images between memory and reality. With Albania I was given the possibility of putting into effect and realizing the challenge of comparing the present and the past in a corner of the world. Then, in Lecce, we met some young clandestine Albanian immigrants at a refugee camp. In order to understand the present situation of those young Albanians who have fled from their own country, the intuition to comparing the material filmed in Albania with the words and the dreams of the adolescents.
Three Albanian adolescents have disembarked on the Italian coast. They faced the voyage alone and alone they will remain in Italy waiting the achieve maturity. They are bold and courageous , they have to be…or else. They have a dream. The three youths speak, talk and as a counterpoint appear on the surface of the images of their country Albania. They are glimpses of daily life that alternate with their darkened and unrecognizable faces, because the law protects their identity being minor.
Screenplay Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Editing Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Photography and cameramen Isabella Sandri & Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Producer Isabella Sandri for Gaundri srl
Postproduction Sergio De Vito, Rosella Mocci, Shpetim Bylyky, Isabella Sandri, Fernando Frattali, Armando Rossetti
Albanians adolescents from 'Centro Don Milani' and the guests from 'Centro Lorizzonte', Lecce (Italy)