Where is Europe?
Documentary – 2018 – 15'
Written and directed by: Valentina Signorelli
Produced by: Daitona
Producers : Valentina Signorelli, Jacopo Sartori
Camera and video editing: Lorenzo Giovenga
Sound Design and editing: Lorenzo Piani
Music by: Halfchicken, Cranberry Sound, O' Brien, C. Edan
“Where is Europe?” is a 15-min docu-film exploring the role of NGOs in the Mediterranean Sea through the eyes of their crew members. The project is filmed on board the rescue ship “Aquarius”, coordinated by the Italian-French-German NGO “SOS MEDITERRANEE” while the ship is temporarily docked at the Italian port of Catania to restock and crew-change. The film focuses on three core aspects: (i) The impact of the ‘waiting’ by following those everyday activities that surround the preparation of each mission and which are generally underrepresented and undocumented by mass media. (ii) The necessity of redesigning the European political narrative of boat migration by shifting the focus from the body of the migrant to the voices of NGO’s crew members. (iii) The significance of the European identity in these times of unstable international politics.
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT - London Independent Film Awards May 2018 - London
BEST SHORT DOC at Prisma Independent Film Awards – Rome