Princeton University Library Catalog

Mare chiuso = Closed sea / di Stefano Liberti e Andrea Segre ; produzione ZaLab.

Video/Projected medium
  • Multiple languages
  • Somali
  • Amharic
  • Tigrinya
Padua : ZaLab, 2012.
1 online resource (63 minutes)
Summary note:
The testimonies that highlight the violence committed by Italy to the detriment of over two thousand migrants arrived on the Italian coast between 2009 and 2010. People defenseless, innocent and in need of protection.Between May 2009 and September 2010, more than two thousand African migrants were intercepted in the waters of the Mediterranean, and returned to Libya by the Italian Navy and the Police; following an agreement between Gaddafi and Berlusconi, in fact, migrants' boats were systematically traced in Libyan territory, where asylum-seekers did not enjoy any rights, and the police exercised undisturbed various forms of abuse and violence.He has never been able to know what really happened to the migrants during expulsions, because no journalist was allowed on the ships, and because all the witnesses were then destined to detention in Libya .In March 2011 with the outbreak of war in Libya, everything changed. Thousands of African migrants have escaped and among these was the Ethiopian refugees, Eritreans and Somalis who had previously been victims of rejections and Italians who have taken refuge in the UNHCR Shousha camp in Tunisia, where we met them.In the documentary they are, in fact, to tell firsthand what it means to be rejected; are the stories that still lacked pain and dignity, reconstructed with precision and awareness.A political strategy that has unfortunately enjoyed a broad consensus in Italian public, but for which Italy was recently condemned by the European Court of Human Rights as a result of a historical process whose progress is the backdrop to stories told in the documentary.
Title from resource description page (viewed September 16, 2016).
In Tigrigna, Somali, and Amharic with English subtitles.
Other title(s):
  • Closed Sea
  • Border and migration studies online.
Production company:
Other views:
Staff view