Notes from CARA

Sicily, summer. A wall of barbed wire separates the biggest refugee camp in Europe from a deserted, unwelcoming hinterland. The camp is the CARA of Mineo. Here migrants are blocked in endless waits, with their lives dotted with dreamy, absurd, even comical situations.

Near the camp fence we meet Mohammad, who wants to run away; Aqib and Malik who dream of reaching Milan and joining its LGBTQI scene; Ibrahim, the hypnotic musician waiting for his documents; Dieudonne “le prophète” who harshly denounces the poor condition of the asylum seekers.

But the CARA is not just a place for migrants. Here we find unauthorized merchants, improvised tailors, flushed military personnel patrolling a porous frontier and squads of American Jehovah Witnesses. Above all, a patronizing Director who strives to maintain an impossible order.

“Notes from CARA” is the collective portrait of a human microcosm set in the biggest refugee camp ever built on the Italian side of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

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Region of Filming

Year of Release

2019

Duration

31 minutes

Format

Digital, Color

Directors

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Alessia Foraggio

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras (Citizenfour, Risk) and the video-journalism unit Field of Vision.

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Claudio Selicato

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras (Citizenfour, Risk) and the video-journalism unit Field of Vision.

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Filippo Gobbato

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras (Citizenfour, Risk) and the video-journalism unit Field of Vision.

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Giacomo Fausti

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras (Citizenfour, Risk) and the video-journalism unit Field of Vision.

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Paolo Rosi

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras (Citizenfour, Risk) and the video-journalism unit Field of Vision.

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Sarah Mathon

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras (Citizenfour, Risk) and the video-journalism unit Field of Vision.