Award:
Visioni da un altro Sud - Castellaneta Film Fest 2016
Special mention - Gulliver, festival di cortometraggi di Dosolo 2016

Official Selection:

2017 Cabriolet Film Festival - LEBANON
2017 Golden Beggar - SLOVAKIA
2017 Kino Otok - SLOVENIA
2017 MyArt Film Festival - ITALY
2017 Sudestival - ITALY
2016 DocuTIFF - Documentary Tirana International Film Festival - ALBANIA
2016 Milano Film Festival - Salon des Refusés - ITALY
2016 Visioni Italiane - ITALY
2016 Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival - BULGARIA
2016 Human District - International Film Festival of Human Rights - SERBIA
2016 Tuzla Film Festival - BOSNIA
2016 Gulliver - Festival di Cortometraggi di Dosolo - ITALY
2016 Castellaneta Film Fest - ITALY
2016 SoleLuna Doc Festival Palermo and Treviso - ITALY
2016 Terre di Cinema - ITALY
2015 DOCUnder30 - ITALY
2015 Roma Cinemadoc -ITALY
2015 Festival Internazionale di Cinema Documentario Taranto - ITALY

Info:
a film by GIULIO TONINCELLI and ERMINANDO ALIAJ
cinematography and editing // GIULIO TONINCELLI
sound and mix // FUTURO
year // 2015
language // ITALIAN + ENG. sub.
ITALY, ALBANIA
What would have happened to Erminando if he never took that boat? Luckily, the sea he crossed when he was a child only grabbed his fears, and his mother’s strength gave him new dreams, possibilities and future.

Travelling is a luxury only for those who own a passport, a good passport, with which they can move around the globe with little economic efforts. For other people, who do not own a certain passport or a visa, this luxury is a desperate need, and a risky one. Taking one decision or another might change completely a person’s life, or determine life and death.

Some of Erminando’s childhood friends, those who remained in Albania, remained there and they only know about ’The other side’ by watching TV or listening to the radio. Erminando, instead, lived this other side everyday for the last 20 years, and he believes that the possibility he had should be given to anyone in need, not only to the ones holding the ‘right’ passport.