EMERGENCY EXIT - YOUNG ITALIANS ABROAD
Bill Emmott, Patrizia Pierazzo, Chiara Capraro, Mauro Gargano, Milena Maselli, Nicola Cataldo, Anna Binetti, Marco Lanza, Camilla Bonetti, Walter Calvaresi, Martina Zipoli, Alessia Gatti, Andra Lodovichetti, Chiara Bernasconi, Matteo Rignanese
Brunella Filì, Simone Danieli, Piero Cocozza, Daniele Raspanti
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Anna, Mauro, Milena and others do not know each other, but they have something in common: they left Italy to go abroad and to bet on the possibility for a better future. A future that, continuing to live in Italy, seems difficult to imagine. An entire generation is bleeding out of area. Not only brains, but also ‘normal’ young people, halved citizens, divided between a life with greater opportunities and a sense of dearth and frustration that all kind of exile, even though voluntary, involves. The film tells what young Italians abroad do, think and dream; whether they will remain or return home; whether moving away is the emergency exit to change one’s precarious future. A trip from Vienna to Paris, Tenerife, Bergen, London and New York; stories of ordinary separation, a single story: the story of a forgotten generation, which still has something to say to his country of origin.
“The film is the result of the urgent need for a not generic in-depth analysis on the diaspora and its consequences, listening to those directly involved, on the spot, and by giving them a voice. What happened to Italy? Is it so hard to imagine a future here? Paris, London, New York: poles of attraction where it’s possible to reorganize the pieces of a professional and cultural reality which are in conflict with one’s own aspirations and merits; young people in exile, looking for a generational identity lost between the problems of a country which is economically and civilly stationary. Recovering these faraway voices is a necessary step from which to start a sincere reflection on our and future years”.