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Remember Everything, to not Forget Anyone.

Country: Italy, 3 mins

  • Director: Paolo Caspani

CGiii Comment

A film of remarkable power...

...of how humanity is steadily turning its back on itself...

Thankfully, there are those [too few] who can't/won't forget.


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The(ir) Blurb...

3,419 in 2014, 3,771 in 2015, 2,814 already in the first semester of 2016*. The emigrants dying in the Mediterranean Sea are constantly increasing, but the flowing of the figures might make us forget that each time we are speaking of people and lives, and not just of numbers. The tragedy occurred on October 3rd 2013 in front of the coasts of Lampedusa, caused the death of 500 people, and has become emblematic for the number of victims ( 'record of deaths' at that moment, unfortunately surpassed in the following years), but also because for the 366 bodies retrieved from the sea, most of them still unnamed. To understand this tragedy of our times we must start from the 'nurturing' of an individual and collective memory. Each time we eliminated the figures and numbers to remove the problem, as if there were no more space in our mental hard disk. These figures are isolated from their context and exasperated in order to feed our deepest fears.