a short documentary series about migration
Senegal/Sicily is a series of six short documentaries. Every short doc has the aim to tell a different point of view on the theme of migration between Senegal and Sicily. Those who leave have little, and sometimes wrong, information on the steps and obstacles that the journey entails.
Senegal/Sicily wants to create awareness in the people of Europe and America about thoughts, dreams and experiences of the migrants and of their relatives who remained in Senegal, the project also aims to bring to the young people of Tambacounda region, who are thinking of embarking on the journey, a sincere account of the risks of the journey and whats happening in Europe to the people who have arrived.
The series of short documentaries found their first audiences far from the blazoned European film festivals, but within a grassroots screening tour among the schools and the villages of the Tambacounda region, the poorest in Senegal, and from where a large number of migrants starts the journey of migration to Europe. Massamba, a young man from Le Korsa, an NGO operating in that region, brings along his projector to the most remote rural areas, where electricity and running water are not often guaranteed, and screens the documentaries on chipped walls. Just like in the early days of cinema, before nickelodeons, when movies were traveling.
Senegal/Sicily was presented at
- “Io Sono Persona” exhibition at Centro Internazionale di Fotografia of Palermo
- Dak’Art 2018 – Biennale de l’Art africain contemporain of Dakar
- Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem, New York
- Fondazione Studio Marangoni for Black History Month in Florence
- Auditorium Pierre Bergé at Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech for 1-54, Contemporary African Art Fair
- Fondazione Sozzani, Corso Como 10, Milano
- Seeds for Future Memories exhibition, curated by Villa Romana Florenz, in Berlin
- 22nd Immagimondo Festival, Lecco – Como Lake
- AKAA Art Fair, Paris
- Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo