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Altra Europa

Alternative title
Other Europe
Synopsis
This film approaches the question of what happens to African migrants once they have been granted political refugee status in European countries through the story of three Somali refugees. Khaled, Shukri and Ali arrive in Turin along with 200 other refugees and squat in an abandoned clinic. The film follows their stories over the years, showing life in the clinic, internal conflicts, negotiations with city authorities and struggles with bureaucracy. The story of Khaled, Shukri and Ali represents a collective history, an emblematic tale of all European countries today and their respective immigration policies and the changes occurring in the social fabric of European cities.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Italy
Year of release
2011
Notes
In Somali, Arabic, Italian and English, with English subtitles.
Subjects
Anthropology; Social Studies
Keywords
immigrants; Italy; refugees; Somalia

Credits

Director
Rossella Schillachi

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
75 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.

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