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ZaLab presents:

In the name of the Italian people (doc, 7’, Italy, 2012)
by Gabriele Del Grande and Stefano Liberti

Family fathers, female workers, young boys and girls born in Italy. Many of them arrive every day in the Identification and Expulsion centres (CIE) of Rome. They did not commit any crime, nevertheless they risk to spend 18 months behind bars waiting to be expelled. They detention is validated by a Justice of the Peace. In the name of the Italian People. An expired visa is enough. According to the law. And this is also enough to reassure public opinion and delete the problem. However we decided to go and take a look. A short doc came out of it, a journey made of images and stories from the CIE of Roma. Since we believe that showing those places and listen to those voices means breaking a definition. As well as confirming that no human being is illegal. Not even when the law say so.

In the name of the Italian People is the first of a series of short documentaries produced by ZaLab with the support of Open Society Foundations on the serious democratic emergency in today Italy. The main aim of the mini-docs is to narrate the several violations of fundamental rights across the country and to collect live testimonies from those who personally suffer from the situation, out of preconceptions and journalistic simplifications. ZaLab short docs are conceived for web distribution within the context of public awareness and advocacy campaigns.
In the name of the Italian people today is on ZaLab.org


S.O.S. Europe – The Human Cost of Defending Our Borders
18 October 2012, 12.00 – 14.00, Bruxelles, European Parliament, Screening of Closed Sea and panel discussion.
Panelists: Claude Moraes, hosting MEP, S&D, Stefano Liberti, one of the directors of “Closed Sea”, Abu Kurke, a 25 years old Ethiopian refugee, one of the 9 survivors of the fateful boat crossing in which 63 people died attempting to flee the conflict in Libya, Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s researcher on Libya.
Amnesty International organises this screening of the award-winning documentary “Closed Sea” as part of its campaign “When you don’t exist”, which aims to improve the protection of human rights for migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe and its borders. Under the slogan “S.O.S. Europe”, Amnesty’s campaign seeks to shine a light on human rights violations at the borders of Europe and aims to hold those who are responsible to account. Find out more about the campaign at www.whenyoudontexist.eu


ZaLab is now partner of Regards2Banlieue.tv, biennial project of exchange and common action among video laboratories active on an European level. In two years, the project will allow the common sharing of participants, methods, and contents among video laboratories in 5 European countries. Escola Popular de Cinema with INCA – Catalunya (Spain), Centre Video Bruxelles (Belgium), COMBEAT (Holland) joined the project. Regards2Banlieue.tv is an initiative of the association La Cathode (France) with the support of the European Commission – Grundtvig Program.


Closed Sea
October 11th, Bologna, 8 pm, Terra di Tutti Film Festival c/o Cinema Lumière
October 18th, Bruxelles, 12 am, European Parliament (with Stefano Liberti)
October 24th, Frankfurt, Pupille, Kino in der Uni (with Stefano Liberti)
Full Calendar of Italian and International screenings of Closed Sea

Our Best Years
October 31st, 9 pm, Turin, Crocevia di Sguardi, special screening of Our Best Years at the International and European Forum of Research on Immigration, c/o Cineteatro Baretti.
Full Calendar for I nostri Anni Migliori


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