A inceput ploaia, ‘my’ first documentary. Why, when, and how.

For updates, please visit the film website at www.ainceputploaia.com (or simply click on the poster)

A început ploaia is the first documentary about forced evictions in Bucharest, which I written, researched and directed after two years of ethnographic fieldwork, activism and engagement with evicted people in the city.

The film follows the story of the Vulturilor 50 community (100 individuals), whom dwelt on the street of Bucharest from September 2014 to June 2016 in order to fight against the eviction from their home, enacting the longest and most visible protest for housing right in the history of contemporary Romania. The vicissitudes of this community are interpolated with a number of interviews with activists, scholars and politicians, composing a picture that speaks of racial discrimination, homelessness, evictions, but also of grassroots practices of resistance and social change. A început ploaia is the touching testament to the everyday revolution of Roma people fighting forced evictions from the centre of Bucharest, an endeavour made of fragile dwellings, provisional makeshifts and tenuous – but fierce – occupancy of public space. 

The story behind the makings of the movie is long and complex. You can read about it here.

If you would like to know more about the movie, including release date and screenings, please proceed to www.ainceputploaia.com. You can follow my brand new production house – A Community Productions – @acommprod or check its website at www.acommunityproductions.com

Here is the trailer of A început ploaia. Share it wherever you’d like!

Rosarno: il tempo delle arance

“Il tempo delle arance” è un bellissimo documentario di Nicola Angrisano sulla situazione di Rosarno, e di chissà quanti altri luoghi in Italia.

Lì c’è razzismo. Perchè è una questione razziale non pagare un immigrato per il suo lavoro. Non metterlo in regola, prenderlo in giro istituzionalmente. Le arance di Rosarno che ci mangiamo sono frutto razzista che digerendo, alimentiamo.
Qui il documentario: http://www.vimeo.com/8812128
Qui un articolo di un anno fa, che dice tutto, prima che tutto venga alla luce: http://www.annalisamelandri.it/dblog/articolo.asp?articolo=1086