Il Paesaggio Meridiano nel Cinema Italiano Non-Fiction 1948-1968

Progetto di ricerca di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale, finanziato dal Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca

Destabilizing Mobility. Emigration and Human Movements to/from Southern Italy

FilmForum 2021. XXVIII International Film and Media Studies Conference - Università degli Studi di Udine
Emigration and Human Movements to/from Southern Italy



Emigration, a topic traditionally connected to the depopulation of Southern Italy, gained a special attention between Reconstruction and the Italian economic miracle: during this period thousands of people looking for job opportunities moved towards Northern Italy, European states and overseas destinations. As a result, it is not surprising that documentaries paid attention to such a strategic issue for the South of Italy.

This paper is concerned with nonfiction productions which dealt with a disruptive topic such as emigration: on the one hand, productions mitigating the uncertainties of emigration; on the other hand, films showing the destabilizing effects of migratory mobility in the Southern regions.