Our Territory (21 mn)
“When I got back to Rignano, the Ghetto residents told me: ’You mustn’t keep any trace of our lives here. This despair is not yours to display’. The misery in the Ghetto is the first thing that struck me, the first thing I wanted to show”.
"Mathieu Volpe returns to the territories of his childhood, armed with a few feet of film, to meet those who were absent from his summer memories: the migrants from Northern and Southern Africa, gathered together for picking in modern plantations. With grace and humility, he reveals a parallel economy and gives both a name and a history to the invisible people he enhances via a sensual, contrasted cinematography, without resorting to misery."
(Tizian Büchi - Locarno Festival)
Original version with English subtitles