A few kilometers from Foggia, there is a slum dwelling by irregular migrants working for the tomato industry. No man's land where no electricity or water comes. In summer, across Italy, job seekers migrate to Apulia and the slum arrives to accommodate more than 800 people. With their low head they pick up tomatoes for ten hours a day: a 500 kg box is worth three euros. There are no pay slips or rights. The "African arms" business is entrusted with the management of a pyramid system of intermediaries that at all levels speculates on the work of the workers, between the anvil and the hammer of a chain that is based on their exploitation and an immigration law Which is the structural premise. But they, the laborers, are no longer just migrants sans papier or awaiting the recognition of the right to asylum. There are also the second generations, the boys with the Brescia and Bergamo accent that with the crisis are no longer employed in northern companies and are forced to accept worse living conditions and worse than those of their parents.
Rossella Anitori, Antonio Laforgia, Raffaele Petralla
MY LITTLE DHAKA
Rome is the European city with the largest number of Bengali citizens. Since the 1990s, migrants from the Ganges Delta region have created a large community in the Tor Pignattara district. Along with the old shops there are fast-food restaurants and traditional Bengali dance schools. On Friday the streets are filled with carpets and people pray to Mecca. The short documentary is a journey into the everyday life of a neighborhood that has enriched the many stories that have crossed it and that inevitably changed its face.
Rossella Anitori, Darel Di Gregorio, Raffaele Petralla