Regia/Director Martina Melilli
Fotografia/Photography Nicola Pertino
Montaggio/Editing Enrica Gatto
Produzione/Production Stefilm – ZDF
Italia, 2018, 66’ italiano, inglese con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano/Italian, English with English and Italian subtitles
Filming the house of her grandparents near Padua, Martina identifies a map of places that belonged to their past. Antonio was born in Tripoli, Libya, when this was an Italian colony, and there he married Narcisa. They were forced to leave the country suddenly in 1970, after Gaddafi’s coup. With the help of a young Libyan contacted via social media, Martina collects images of what has become today the “home” of her grandparents. The names of some roads have totally changed, others not. Through the exchange of images and chats, the relationship between the two becomes deeper. The web allows them to gradually overcome the physical and cultural boundaries that separate their lives, bringing us into a world in which the media have no access.