Border | Humanity / Confine | Umanità

country, year
Italy, Slovenia, 2021

short documentary

running time

directed by
Sara Del Dot

Italian, English, Dari

Slovene subtitles

about the film
There’s a city which is not a place. And in the centre of it, there’s a square that is a place instead. It’s called Piazza della Libertà. Every evening, in this place, a lot of tired souls and exhausted bodies come together, after a long journey along the Balkan route. Here, in the square, migrants in transit sit down and wait until Lorena comes, holding her green little cart. Next, her husband Gian Andrea arrives, some women giving away their home-made food, Beatrice and Umar. For all of them, going to Piazza della Libertà means taking a pause from geographic borders, and a safe space in which the only dividing line is the one marked by the humanity of people who choose not to turn away.

about the authors
Sara Del Dot is a professional journalist, she is from Trento and studied at the Walter Tobagi School of Journalism in Milan. In 2016 she won the sixth edition of the investigative journalism prize Roberto Morrione with a web-documentary on the housing emergency in Bologna entitled “Le altre case di Bologna”. She makes documentaries, reportage and project about the fragile parts of societies and cities. In her journalistic activities she deals with environment, health, human rights, work and social issues.


Carlotta Marrucci is a professional editor with 10 years of experience. She works mainly in the documentary field but she also had experience in television and web contents. She has also worked on social projects in collaboration with organizations such as Emergency, Oxfam and Legambiente. Her first editing work “In Utero Srebrenica” was nominated in 2014 for the David di Donatello award as best feature film documentary. She was also nominated in 2019 for Best Film Editing during the Cinearti La Chioma di Berenice Prize with the movie “Le Metamorfosi”.



festivals and awards
– Terra di Tutti Film Festival – Voci dal mondo invisibile 2021

– South Italy Film Festival

– Garofano Rosso Film Festival

– Clorofilla Film Festival

Sara Del Dot:

– Indimenticabili – Storie di demenze e pandemia