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It is realized in the first two cities visited: Wien and Paris, where we met Anna, Milena, Mauro, Michele and Cristina.
Subject: Brunella Filì Screenpaly: Brunella Filì and Lorenzo Incardona.
Directed and produced by: Brunella Filì.
Year: 2012 – ITALY
Shooted in HD by: Piero Cocozza, Daniele Raspanti, Mauro Barnaba.
Music Gioacchino Balistreri Sound design: Maurizio Cogliandro.
With the partecipation of Daniele Silvestri, 99 POSSE, Gianni Minà.
Anna, Milena, Michele, Mauro, Cristina, Marco, Nicola, Gioacchino, Clara, Ilaria, Sergio. What do they have in common? First of all: they are all Italians. They don’t know each other, but there’s a connection between them: they all left Italy to live and work abroad. Emergency Exit is a docu-trip around Europe whose aim is narrating their stories of “ordinary separation”: almost forced to leave Italy due to high unemployement rate (over31% of young population) and very preacarious job conditions, they live in a deep contrast between the desire of keep better opportunities in a global scenario and the strong attachment to their personal roots and traditions.
After many trips, meetings and interviews, we discovered a motley fresco of the life of young Italians abroad: their ideas, their motivations, their jobs, their habits are very diverse. Try to document them means also to outline some peculiarities of the cultural identities of both Italy and Europe. Moreover, the concept of docu-trip in itself, made of thousands of air miles, low cost flies and trains, temporary accomodation, unexpected situations and new habits, in uncertain production conditions, is the mirror of the interior journey of our protagonist, always suspended between the reasons of more satisfying prospectives and the sense of belonging to Italy. Is it easy for young Italians to live abroad? What do Italians think about the foreign country they choose to live in? What do they think about Italy seen from abroad? Do they fear like losing their origins? We will try to describe the complex entirety of passions which characterizes contemporary life abroad: homesickness, pride, frustrations, desire for a better future are but a few feelings which contribute to build the experience of these new migrants. London, Paris, Berlin, and many other European cities have become centres of attraction for Italians who are trying to rebuild their affective, professional and cultural realities. Emergency Exit will show the intimate paths of its protagonists: the decision to leave, the difficulties of getting used to new cultural contexts, the “going back home” dilemma, the cultural exchange.