Radio Ghetto Relay
by Alessandra Ferrini, 2016, 15'
COURTESY: the artist    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
 Presented at Directing the Real. Artists’ Film and Video in the 2010s, 2017 

Radio Ghetto Free Voices is a radio that gives a voice to the dwellers of the Gran Ghetto of Rignano (Apulia, Italy), a shantytown that, until recently, housed thou- sands of West African migrants. Heavily exploited in agricultural work, they were able to share their experiences through the radio, discussing their inhumane living conditions and exposing their struggles. Building on their desire not to be photographed or filmed, Radio Ghetto Relay combines text, Google Earth and Street- view images to amplify their voices, highlighting the radio’s power to cross borders, while looking for their t races in the rural landscape of southern Italy. 

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