At the beginning of this project we explored some possible topics which would have allowed us to dive deeper in the migration theme. The range was pretty wide: from terrorism to border walls, from family problems to labour issues, from brain drain to ghettoization. Migration is connected to a lot of arguments and most of them are burning issues.
Nevertheless, between all the possibilities, our attention was attracted by one option, apparently more shallowing, but that revealed an unexpected potential. “Migration and movies”.
Dealing with migration from this point of view we had the chance to explore several options we listed before with a specific slant.
Furthermore we realized that the cinema production is not as shallowing as we expected it to be at the beginning. The widespread availability and the easy consumption of a film helped a lot to its diffusion in all social classes and in daily life situations.
It became an artifact that is not only a false diversion from the reality but a mirror of society, able to spread and convey ideas and behaviors on an increasingly growing public.
This is the reason why we decided to go for it: to see how cinema presents to the wide public the theme of migration.