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Come un uomo sulla terra = Like a man on Earth / Marco Carsetti, Alessandro Triulzi, and Andrea Segre present ; Asinitas Onlus, ZaLab.

Video/Projected medium
  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Italian
  • Amharic
Padua : ZaLab, 2008.
1 online resource (61 minutes)
Summary note:
A journey of pain and dignity, through which Dagmawi Yimer manages to give voice to the almost impossible memory of human suffering, compared to which Italy and Europe have responsibilities that they could not stay much longer hidden."Like a man on earth" gathers for the first time the direct voice of African migrants on the ways in which Libya is operating the control of migratory flows from Africa, on behalf of and with funding from Italy and Europe.Dag was studying Law in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Due to the strong political repression in his country he has decided to emigrate. In the winter of 2005 has crossed by land the desert between Sudan and Libya . In Libya, however, he came across a series of mishaps related not only to the violence of smugglers who run the trip to the Mediterranean, but also to the oppression and violence suffered by the Libyan police, responsible for indiscriminate arrests and mass deportations.Survived the Libyan trap, Dag managed to arrive by sea in Italy, in Rome, where he began to attend the school of Italian Asinitas Onlus, a meeting place for many African immigrants.Here he learned not only the Italian but also the video-documentary language . So he decided to collect the memories of his peers on the terrible journey through Libya, and to try to break the ' incomprehensible silence about what happened in the North African country.The documentary is part of a project of Archives of Migrants Memories involving Asinitas, ZaLab and AAMOD.
Title from resource description page (viewed September 16, 2016).
In English, Amharic, and Italian with English subtitles.
Other title(s):
  • Come un uomo sulla terra
  • Border and migration studies online.
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