Italeñas combines the stories of Melina and Domenica. Melina is a 19 years old girl born in Italy, to whom citizenship was denied because she spent less than a year in Ecuador (her parents’ country of origin) when she was four. Melina and her father Omero contacted Domenica, a Peruvian journalist who has been living in Italy for the last 22 years and who deals with the issues of immigration.
In a radio show, Domenica tells Melina’s story and the iniquity of the Italian legislation on citizenship. A parallel injustice is the one affecting Domenica as well, being a journalist in Italy for several years, she cannot be the editor of a newspaper because of her foreign nationality.
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Italy, 2013 – ‘6
Fotografia: Matteo Keffer
DoP: Matteo Keffer
Editing: Guido M. Coscino
Music: Gianmarco De Candia
Produced with the support of Open Society Foundations.
with the patronage of the Italian Committee for Unicef.