One Way, a Tuareg Journey

Director: Fabio Caramaschi
Country: Italy and Niger
Year: 2010
Running Time: 52 min
Language: Italian

One Way, A Tuareg Journey, Fabio Caramaschi, Italy/Niger, 2010, 52 min.

Sidi’s father is a guest worker in Italy. We follow him and his family in their modern Italian lives and visit Alkassoum, Sidi’s brother who has been left behind in their desert village in Niger. Because Sidi has a lot of questions about modernity and the fate of migrants, he borrows the camera to interview members of his family and Italians on the street and finds that he gets very honest answers.

About the Director

Fabio Caramaschi

Biography: Author, photographer and director, Fabio Caramaschi is a graduate in Philosophy of Language from the Sapienza University of Rome. As a still photographer for film and reportage, he has created ​​numerous monographic exhibitions and publications. After spending time working on his first anthropological and ethnological films produced by the National Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions, he devoted himself to directing television broadcast services for the TV channels Rai 1, Rai 2, Rai 3, Rai Educational, LA7, BBC World and CNN. The documentary films that he has written, directed and cinematographed have won many awards, including: the “Pegaso d’Oro” Award at the Ennio Flaiano in 2001, the Italian Premio Libero Bizzarri for Doc in 2002, the Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Rome Doc Fest in 2002, the Audience Award and a Special Mention at Maremma Doc Festival in 2002, the “Cinemavvenire” Prize for Best Film at Genova Film Festival in 2005, and the award for best documentary at the Archipelago festival in 2011.

(Source: http://www.italiandoc.it/area/public/wid/DEDT/scheda.htm)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
One Way – A Tuareg Journey [Solo andata – Il viaggio di un Tuareg] (2011).

Filmography:
Residence Roma (2001);
Doing Extra Time [Dietro palla e dietro porta] (2004);
One Way – A Tuareg Journey [Solo andata – Il viaggio di un Tuareg] (2010).