DIMMI di Storie Migranti

DIMMI di storie migranti (Tell Me About Migrant’s Stories) aims to build a new narration in Italy around the over-simplified topic of migrations, especially in this critical historical moment filled with anger and fear towards the other.

In the frame of this project, ten guys and girls coming from Italy and Iraq could travel the other’s countries and discover their limits and stereotypes, seeing with their own eyes the life and the problems of several specific topics such as: inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue, civil society and war-related consequences.

The project is co-financed by AICS and coordinated by UPP, among others.

Below a selection of two mini-docs and a video-clip based on their original travel experience and one more reportage about the Poetry Slam workshop which took part in Monza (ITA).
The videos are spoken in Italian, Arabic and Kurdish, and subtitled in Italian.

Special thanks: Federico Guarino, Benedetta Sanna, David Fumolo.

VolunTube World
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The second edition of VolunTube kicked-off with two weeks training in the countryside of Occitane region of France, near Lastours.
16 Young guys and girls were introduced to the world of storytelling, were given professional equipment, and they will soon produce content in order to promote volunteering around the world on topics such as human rights, gender equality and environment in a two moths time-span.

They will visit Cambodia, Colombia, Perù, Indonesia, France, Italy, Greece and Portugal.

You can follow their adventures on the official channels:

Facebook - Instagram - YouTube - Website

Special thanks to IDC and to all the friends and colleagues who make this possible!

DIMMI Exchange #2
NOTE: The two in the photo didn’t know about the meaning of the graffiti. It’s a joke and no harm or offence was meant. So, before suing me, ask me to remove the photo or, if you can, laugh… life is short.

NOTE: The two in the photo didn’t know about the meaning of the graffiti. It’s a joke and no harm or offence was meant. So, before suing me, ask me to remove the photo or, if you can, laugh… life is short.

DIMMI di storie migranti (Tell me about migrant stories) aims to build a new narration, break stereotypes, dismantle over-simplifications, and to contribute to the growth of a global citizenship.
These photos refer to the second of two reportages: five young Iraqi visited for the first time Italy and had a chance to visit historical places, meet locals and share experiences in the name of cultural and religious dialogue.
The project is partnered by UPP.

DIMMI Exchange #1
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DIMMI di storie migranti (Tell me about migrant stories) aims to build a new narration, break stereotypes, dismantle over-simplifications, and to contribute to the growth of a global citizenship.
These photos refer to the first of two reportages: five young Italian students visited for the first time Iraqi Kurdistan and had a chance to visit sacred places, meet locals and share experiences in the name of cultural and religious dialogue.
The project is partnered by UPP.

UPP Youth Centers Fund Raising Campaign

UPP is very active in providing opportunities to young Kurds, Iraqi and Syrians who are escaping wars. Nowadays, only in Iraqi Kurdistan, there are several Youth Centers which provide workshops and initiatives through which youngsters can meet, get to know each other, develop their own ideas and improve their professional and artistic skills.

I was asked to pick one of the young fellas I had the opportunity to meet during my missions in order to tell a story which would represent the YC reality.
The choice, quite naturally, fell upon Sami: my "pupil", as we use to joke.
Sami is a spaceship of energy (although sometimes no one is driving) and this video tells how he flew from Mosul and how he could slowly start a new life in Erbil first, and Sulaymaniah later, thanks to the YCs and those who fuel them day by day.

Time Capsule #1: Intosomething?

10 years ago (!!!) I started a collaboration I really enjoyed with Master-of-Disasters crew Intosomething?, a bunch of stylish and wild animals involved in electronic music, events and lifestyle.

Fedja, the supersonic brain of the crew, asked me to create a series of videos in order to promote the season of parties in K4, historical club in Ljubljana (Slovenia). That day, during the ultrafast conversation, I could get a few key-points: the party is shaped on you and the question is: "Are you in?"
Not much more honestly, other than everything should be done within a couple of days.

That very night I dreamt of a story. When I woke up I vividly had the memory of it. I rushed looking for a pen and I wrote it down.
There it was, exactly as I dreamt it. 

A few friends then helped me out: Simone, Ana, Ciccio Tomaz and Antares. Thank you!

Here's the first of four... ARE YOU IN?