Photography Sound and Editing by Anita Lamanna & Erwan Kerzanet

Colour grading /// Martin Roux

Sound Mix /// Emeline Aldeguer


16:9 / 2K / Colour. Audio in Italian, Calabrian and Urdu with Enlish / French or Italian subtitles.




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Calabria used to be the cradle for a modernity to come. In 2015 we can still feel the ancient Greek history through the use of the name MAGNA GRAECIA which means the Great Greece in latin. In these times of economic recession and political regression all over Europe we decided to meet the people living in the far south border of Europe, facing Africa Middle East and Asia.

This film depicts a series of conversations taking place between people living in Calabria. The main subject of the film is the reality of social regression in the European democratic area. Since the crisis started to change the social perspectives in Europe, we see many of our important values deprived of their power. This film is motivated by the ability of the people to fight against short term political actions and ideas, to fight against populists ideas based on hathred and sellfishness. This film gives the people a space for talking out of the TV standards.

Each person in this film appears in the way he wished to express himself, even if he decided to make sometrhing instead of talking.

The film is divided in 5 parts. The first one is dedicated to violence on WOMEN. The second one is dedicated to a teacher in the Sibari area, CLAUDIO DIONESALVI, teaching about natural rights. The third one is presenting a group of Pakistani MIGRANTS organizing themselves to face the reality of Italian administration processes. The fourth one is the narration, by the former mayor of Rosarno, GIUSEPPE LAVORATO, of the ROSARNO shooting in 2010 against black skin workers. PEPPINO LAVORATO who was leading a progressist political project, defending intelligence and positive ideas to face the needs of new comers and fight against the fear spred by local mobs. In this part appears also DOMENICO LUCANO, mayor of the small town of RIACE. The fifth conversation is led by the famous anti mafia prosecutor NICOLA GRATTERI in his office in Reggio Calabria.




The production and the authors wish to thank very much everybody who helped us to make this film and share the political commitment that making a film means to us.

We support people who make efforts to fight against cheap populism and short term political programs. We support people investing their time and money in education and culture.

Image Temps is supporting Mimmo Lucano in his achievements has mayor of ROSARNO, as a man fighting fear techniques of local mobs and defending the right of human beings to move from one place to another and to settle where they want to settle.




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This film has been screened for the first time at the VISIONS DU REEL festival in NYON, SWITZERLAND in 2015. It has been screened in LES ETATS GENERAUX DU DOCUMENTAIRE de LUSSAS documentary film festival and in the cities like Brussels, Roma, Tunis, Paris, Catanzaro. Film critics FEDERICO PONTIGGIA wrote a review of the film in the italian newspaper IL FATTO QUOTIDIANO downloadable here [ITALIANO]. Nice review by THOMAS DENIS for the LUSSAS festival downloadable here [FRENCH]. The film has been shown on TENK platform.


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  NICOLA GRATTERI is public prosecutor in his office in REGGIO CALABRIA.  
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  GIUSEPPE LAVORTO, former mayor of the small town of ROSARNO  
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  JAMIL ABDUL and newcomers from PAKISTAN in CROTONE.  
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  MICHELLE TINGRY and her daughter CATHERINE in a housing project near CIRO' MARINA.  
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  CLAUDIO DIONESALVI teaching in his classroom near SIBARI.  
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  DOMENICO LUCANO in his office in RIACE  
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  Selective refuse collection by DANIEL (above) and the public school in RIACE.  
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Photos from the shooting and editing of the film between 2010 and 2013.





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