First, “Babai” by Visar Morina (2015). “Mediterranea” by Jonas Carpignano (2015) for the second. Both are about the migrant crisis, the first dramatize a father and his son living in a contested Balkan country, Kosovo, while the second concerns African men from Burkina Faso.
Unfortunately, the Occidental countries and their shinning symbol blind everybody, as well the people who want to come than the people inside this countries. Actually, the migrants’ integration isn’t acquired. And the stages to have a stable life are long and exhausting. “Babai” gives an overview on the situation of asylum seekers. In “Mediterranea”, we see how the migrants are utilized by the economic system to have a cheap workforce. In these countries, where the money is essential to exist and because of the difficulty to have serious job, the characters are forced to find unreasonable solutions – Stealing, prostitution, illegal selling.
We are shocked to understand how misery and money cause violence and inhumanity. And we are miserable to become aware of this situation without way-out, almost inevitable.
In “Babai”, we follow ten-year old Nori, who is determinate to join his father already left to Germany. A determination which will cost him a head fracture, punches, and a macabre crossing... The movie finishes with an unpleasant scene which demonstrates an interminable escape. In “Mediterranea”, we believe on the Ayiva’s wishes and on his success but his migrant status prevent him to become what he hoped. One of the last scene is unexpected but get us understanding about the revolt’s behavior.
10pm – Cinema John Cassavettes – The three French volunteers – and journalists for the Praxis association and Rodon fm Radio – leave the venue, the brain shacked and the feeling to drop everything in order to act for these causes. Make something in our European countries to help this kind of people. Alright. But. Above all. Stop the European propaganda make on the social modern model. Stop the morbid exploitation. Think every countries, every societies, and every riches.