Here we are, lives on hold in Lampedusa
A film by Luca Vullo
CCÀ SEMU, ‘here we are’, is how the people from the Italian island of Lampedusa define their place in the world with both pride and resignation. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, hundreds of kilometres away from the mainland, Lampedusa has become the symbolic centre of the the so-called ‘Mediterranean migration crisis’. While dealing with the ethical challenges of this global ‘crisis’, the islanders must also find responses to the local struggles of their isolated community at the periphery of Europe.
The film is part of the UCL (University College London) funded research project led by Dr Michela Franceschelli with Dr Adele Galipò.